Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: REMOTE MEETING – TO BE LIVESTREAMED HERE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9A/live

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.       To highlight Appendices 1 to 4  to Agenda Item 6 which officers have identified as containing exempt information within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2.       To consider whether or not to accept the officers’ recommendation in respect of the above information as set out in paragraph 4.1 of Agenda Item 6.

 

3.       If the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED – That in accordance with paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Appendices 1 to 4 to Agenda Item 6 on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information and for the reasons set out in the report that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 1 September pdf icon PDF 206 KB

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Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 788 KB

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Decision:

Resolved:

(i)      That in respect of the Huddersfield Stations Gateway package – Preparing for Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) at Huddersfield and opening up employment sites schemes the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that

 

(a)        The Huddersfield Stations Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case)

 

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £28 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full Business Case plus finalised costs). Total Project Costs are £42 million (£28 million TCF, £10 million WY+TF and £4 million from Kirklees Council’s Kirklees Town Centre Capital fund).

 

(c)       Development costs of £99,679 are approved, to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total approval to £0.916 million.

 

(d)      The Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £0.916 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

(e)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the Approval 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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(ii)         That in respect of the Halifax, Walking Cycling and Bus Transformation Package – North Halifax Cycle Super Highways, Park Ward Streets for People, Bus Priority the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

 

(a)        The Halifax Walking, Cycling, Rail and Bus Transformation package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case) for individual schemes.

 

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £53.9 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full Business Case plus finalised costs). Total Project Costs are £71.805 million (£53.9 million TCF, £16.5 million WY+TF, £405,000 CMBC and £1m LTP for Park Ward Streets for People.

 

(c)         An indicative approval to the total package value of £53.9 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with Full Approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the Assurance Process to Decision Point 5.

 

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the Approval 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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(iii)       In respect of the TCF Leeds Rail Station Sustainable Travel Gateway the Investment Committee approved that:

 

(a)        The Leeds Station Sustainable Travel Gateway (LSSTG) scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case plus finalised costs)

 

(b)        An  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

5a

Beech Hill, Halifax

Decision:

(i)          In respect of Beech Hill, Halifax the Investment Committee approved that:

 

(a)        The Beech Hill Phase 1b scheme proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case plus finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery)

 

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £797,000 funded from the Local Growth Fund is given. Total Project Costs for Phase 1a and 1b are £21.742 million; £1.4 million from previous the Local Growth Fund approval, £14.418 million from THA, £4.725 million Homes England and £402,000 CMBC.

 

(c)         That the Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council for expenditure of up to £2.197 million from the Growth Deal (£1.4 million Phase 1a, £0.797 million Phase 1b).

 

(d)        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 Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

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ESIF SUD pdf icon PDF 344 KB

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Decision:

Resolved: That the respective prioritised project list for SUD, part of the ESIF Programme, be recommended the Combined Authority, in its role as Intermediate Body.