Agenda, decisions and minutes

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - To be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9A/live (copy and paste the link in your browser).

Items
No. Item

78.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Pryor and Councillor Scullion.

79.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of pecuniary interests at the meeting.

80.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

Minutes:

There were no items which required the exemptions of the press and public.

81.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 9 June pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the Investment Committee be approved.

82.

Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which set out the governance arrangements for the upcoming year.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee:

 

Notes the terms of reference for the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee attached as Appendix 1 to this report.

 

7.1.2   Notes that the following appointments made by the Combined Authority on 27 June 2019 of the Chair and Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee will continue for the 2020/21 municipal year:

 

·       Chair:  Councillor Denise Jeffery

·       Deputy Chair:  Roger Marsh

 

7.1.3   Appoints the Business Investment Panel on the terms of reference set out in Appendix 2, with a quorum of 4 voting members, to include:

 

·       2 members of the Combined Authority or local authority co-optee, and

·       2 private sector representatives.

 

7.1.4   Appoints to the Business Investment Panel, members of the Combined Authority as set out in Appendix 3 to this report in accordance with Section 17 Local Government and Housing Act 1989, and other voting members to the Panel as set out in Appendix 3. 

 

7.1.5   Confirms that the following appointments made by the Investment Committee on 11 July 2019 of the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Business Investment Panel will continue for the 2020/21 municipal year:

 

·       Councillor Blake as Chair of the Business Investment Panel, and

·       Simon Wright as Deputy Chair of the Business Investment Panel.

 

7.1.6   Notes the dates of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee and the Business Investment Panel meetings as set out in the calendar of meetings approved by the Combined Authority at its meeting on 21 May 2020.

 

 

83.

Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 241 KB

84.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)          That in respect of West Yorkshire Mass Transit programme the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The West Yorkshire Mass Transit programme proceeds through decision point 1 (Strategic assessment) and work commences on activity 2 (Strategic outline case) 

(b)        An approval for development funding is agreed for £2.041 million from WY+TF Transformational Fund to develop the feasibility of the scheme.

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report. 

(ii)         That in respect of the A64 Bus Priority and Park and Ride the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The A64 Bus Priority & Park & Ride package proceeds through decision point 2 (Strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (Outline business case).

(b)        An indicative approval of £7 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(iii)           That in respect of the Integrated Corporate System project the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Integrated Corporate Systems project proceeds through decision point 2 (Strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total project value of £1.5 million is given from the Combined Authority’s own capital programme and reserves. with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 4.

(c)        Development costs of £150,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (Full business case).

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 4 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(iv)           That in respect of the Bradford Strategic Transport Model the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Bradford Strategic Transport Model project proceeds through Decision Point 2 (Strategic outline case) and work commences on Activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £367,000 (which will be funded through the West Yorkshire Transport Fund) is given. The remainder of the funding is from City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (£342,000). The total  ...  view the full decision text for item 84.

Minutes:

(i)          That in respect of West Yorkshire Mass Transit programme the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The West Yorkshire Mass Transit programme proceeds through decision point 1 (Strategic assessment) and work commences on activity 2 (Strategic outline case) 

(b)        An approval for development funding is agreed for £2.041 million from WY+TF Transformational Fund to develop the feasibility of the scheme.

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report. 

(ii)         That in respect of the A64 Bus Priority and Park and Ride the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The A64 Bus Priority & Park & Ride package proceeds through decision point 2 (Strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (Outline business case).

(b)        An indicative approval of £7 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(iii)           That in respect of the Integrated Corporate System project the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Integrated Corporate Systems project proceeds through decision point 2 (Strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total project value of £1.5 million is given from the Combined Authority’s own capital programme and reserves. with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 4.

(c)        Development costs of £150,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (Full business case).

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 4 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(iv)           That in respect of the Bradford Strategic Transport Model the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Bradford Strategic Transport Model project proceeds through Decision Point 2 (Strategic outline case) and work commences on Activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £367,000 (which will be funded through the West Yorkshire Transport Fund) is given. The remainder of the funding is from City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (£342,000). The total  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

84a

A629 (Phase1b) – Elland Wood Bottom to Salterhebble Hill

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the A629 Phase 1b the Investment Committee recommended that:

(a)        The A629 phase 1b project proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total project value of £27.83 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

Minutes:

(i)              That in respect of the A629 Phase 1b the Investment Committee recommended that:

(a)        The A629 phase 1b project proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total project value of £27.83 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.