Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Thursday, 5th November, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: this meeting will be held remotely and will be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9A/live (copy and paste the link in your browser)

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 7 October pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 312 KB

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Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Active and Sustainable Travel in Wakefield City Centre the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Wakefield City Centre Bus, Cycle and Walking improvements package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case)

(b)        An indicative approval to the total package value of £13.600 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5

(c)        Development costs of £0.119 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total development costs approval to £0.525 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £0.525 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

(e)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(ii)             In respect of the York Station and City Centre Access Package the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The York Station and City Centre Access Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the total package value of £14.547 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(iii)           In respect of the A629 Phase 2: Halifax Town Centre the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The A629 Phase 2 Halifax Town Centre scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total scheme value of £47.84 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF) 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)        Development costs of £2.598 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) bringing the total development costs approval to £5.844 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £5.844 million from the WY+TF fund.

(e)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(iv)           In respect of the Wakefield South East Gateway (Kirkgate) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Wakefield SE Gateway (Kirkgate) scheme proceeds through  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

6a

A629 Phase 2

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the A629 Phase 2: Halifax Town Centre the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The A629 Phase 2 Halifax Town Centre scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total scheme value of £47.84 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF) 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)        Development costs of £2.598 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) bringing the total development costs approval to £5.844 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £5.844 million from the WY+TF fund.

(e)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

6b

Wakefield South East Gateway - Kirkgate

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Wakefield South East Gateway (Kirkgate) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Wakefield SE Gateway (Kirkgate) scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.6 million which will be funded through £1.6 million from the Local Growth Fund.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £1.6 million from the Local Growth Fund.

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

6c

Wakefield South East Gateway - Rutland Mills

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Wakefield SE Gateway (Rutland Mills) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Wakefield City Centre South East Gateway- Rutland Mills scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £4.9 million (which will be funded from the Local Growth Fund) is given. The total scheme value is £20.911 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £4.9 million from the Local Growth Fund.

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

6d

Bradford Heritage Properties (High Point)

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Bradford Heritage Project the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Bradford City Centre Heritage properties- High Point scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.9 million (which will be funded from the Local Growth Fund) is given. The total scheme value is £9.432 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Bradford Metropolitan District Council for expenditure of up to £2.9 million from the Local Growth Fund.

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

6e

Rail Park and Ride Programme (Steeton & Silsden, Moorthorpe and Normanton schemes)

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Rail Park and Ride Phase 1 (Steeton, Silsden, Moorthorpe, Normanton) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        An increase to the costs of the three schemes by £1.206 million to a total of £7.985 million. Individual scheme increases are Steeton and Silsden £0.752 million, Moorthorpe £0.127 million and Normanton £0.327 million.

(b)        To agree to extending the completion time scales for each scheme.

(c)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outline in this report.

 

7.

Carbon Impact Analysis pdf icon PDF 188 KB

8.

Assurance Framework Review pdf icon PDF 213 KB

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