Agenda, decisions and minutes

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 11.00 am

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 browss

Items
No. Item

30.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

31.

Chairing Arrangements

Minutes:

As Councillor Jeffery was experiencing technical difficulties Roger Marsh chaired the meeting.

32.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Scullion declared that she was a member of the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Flooding and Coastal Committee.

 

Roger Marsh declared a personal interest relating to the A58 Corridor scheme in that he was a resident in the area.

 

33.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

Minutes:

There were no items which required the exclusion of the press or public.

34.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 5 November pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the Investment Committee held on 5 November be approved.

35.

Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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Minutes:

Members considered a report which provided an update on the Combined Authority’s Capital Programme.

Members noted that 28% of forecast spend had been achieved and the Combined Authority was on track fulfil its allocation in quarter 3 and 4. The Growth Deal Economic development projects had achieved spend of £13.6 million which is in line with forecasts.

Members queried the concerns raised around the spend profile for the Getting Building Fund which required spending of £26 million in 2020/21 compared to the initial application which proposed a spend profile of £13.55 million. Assured by Government that there is flexibility between programmes where other capital programmes may overspend.

Members asked for clarification around the Growth Deal outputs. It was noted that in aggregate the Growth Deal programme would exceed targets but when split up the new jobs output may fall below the target. It was noted that jobs created through the enterprise zones and any further jobs created between the end of the programme spend and the end of the reporting period.

Resolved: That the report be noted.

 

 

36.

West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund Review 2020 pdf icon PDF 411 KB

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Minutes:

The item regarding the West Yorkshire Transport Fund Review was withdrawn and would be considered at a future meeting following a workshop between Investment Committee members and officers.

37.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 857 KB

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Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Project 7 – SIIF 012 – Advanced Manufacturing Company the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that they delegate authority to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director to approve, subject to the successful appraisal of the application by the Business Investment Panel (BIP) and Programme Appraisal Team (PAT).

(a)        The applicant’s full business case with finalised costs (decision point 5) and that work commences on activity 6 (delivery),

(b)        Approval for the Combined Authority’s contribution of £0.779 million is given from the Local Growth Fund.

(c)        The scheme’s Assurance Framework pathway and approvals.

(ii)             In respect of LTP: Transforming Travel Centres the Investment Committee approved:

(a)         That the Transforming Travel Centres scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)         That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.000 million is given from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block 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)        That development costs of £0.169 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total approval to £0.270 million, from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block Fund. 

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

(iii)           In respect of the A58 Corridor (Leeds) the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The A58 Corridor scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £9.530 millionis granted 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)        Development costs of £1.259 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund are approved to cover costs to date to progress the scheme to outline business case and in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case with finalised costs) and 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for up to £1.259 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

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

(iv)           In respect of the LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to £708,750 from the Local  ...  view the full decision text for item 37.

Minutes:

 

The Committee considered a report which set out proposals for the progression of, and funding for, a number of West Yorkshire Combined Authority supported projects, including West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (Transport Fund) and Local Growth Fund, for consideration by the Investment Committee at stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process. Members discussed the proposals for the progression of the following schemes which were detailed in the submitted report:

·     Project 7 – SIIF 012 – Advanced Manufacturing Company

·     LTP: Transforming Travel Centres

·     A58 Corridor Scheme

·     LTB ITB Rail Accessibility Package

·     Wakefield Warm Homes

·     Holbeck Phase 2 Victorian Terrace Retrofit

·     Wakefield Business Gigabit Voucher Scheme

·     Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation

·    The Regent Street Bridge Scheme was withdrawn

The Committee was also advised of the following decisions made through delegations to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director since the last meeting:

·       A6110 / Leeds City Centre Package

Resolved:

(i)              In respect of the Project 7 – SIIF 012 – Advanced Manufacturing Company the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that they delegate authority to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director to approve, subject to the successful appraisal of the application by the Business Investment Panel (BIP) and Programme Appraisal Team (PAT).

(a)        The applicant’s full business case with finalised costs (decision point 5) and that work commences on activity 6 (delivery),

(b)        Approval for the Combined Authority’s contribution of £0.779 million is given from the Local Growth Fund.

(c)        The scheme’s Assurance Framework pathway and approvals.

(ii)             In respect of LTP: Transforming Travel Centres the Investment Committee approved:

(a)         That the Transforming Travel Centres scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)         That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.000 million is given from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block 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)        That development costs of £0.169 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total approval to £0.270 million, from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block Fund. 

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

(iii)           In respect of the A58 Corridor (Leeds) the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The A58 Corridor scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £9.530 millionis granted 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)        Development costs of £1.259 million from  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

37a

LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to £708,750 from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block 2019-22 is given. The total scheme value is £7.044 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority to enter into a grant funding agreement with Northern for expenditure of up to £176,250 from the LTP ITB 2019-22 fund, towards the Todmorden business case development and delivery costs.

(d)        The Combined Authority to enter into a funding agreement with Network Rail for expenditure of up to £0.180 million from the LTP ITB 2019-22 fund, towards the Menston business case development and delivery costs.

(e)        The Combined Authority to enter into a grant funding agreement with Northern for expenditure of up to £352,500 from the LTP ITB 2019-22 fund, towards the Pontefract Monkhill business case development and delivery costs.

(f)          Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

Minutes:

(i)              In respect of the LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The LTP ITB Rail Accessibility Package proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to £708,750 from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block 2019-22 is given. The total scheme value is £7.044 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority to enter into a grant funding agreement with Northern for expenditure of up to £176,250 from the LTP ITB 2019-22 fund, towards the Todmorden business case development and delivery costs.

(d)        The Combined Authority to enter into a funding agreement with Network Rail for expenditure of up to £0.180 million from the LTP ITB 2019-22 fund, towards the Menston business case development and delivery costs.

(e)        The Combined Authority to enter into a grant funding agreement with Northern for expenditure of up to £352,500 from the LTP ITB 2019-22 fund, towards the Pontefract Monkhill business case development and delivery costs.

(f)          Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

37b

LTP Transforming Travel Centres

Decision:

(i)              In respect of LTP: Transforming Travel Centres the Investment Committee approved:

(a)        That the Transforming Travel Centres scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.000 million is given from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block 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)        That development costs of £0.169 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total approval to £0.270 million, from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block Fund. 

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

 

Minutes:

(i)              In respect of LTP: Transforming Travel Centres the Investment Committee approved:

(a)        That the Transforming Travel Centres scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.000 million is given from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block 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)        That development costs of £0.169 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total approval to £0.270 million, from the Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block Fund. 

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

 

37c

Getting Building Fund: Holbeck Phase 2 Victorian Terrace Retrofit

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Holbeck Phase 2 Victorian Terrace Retrofit the Investment Committee approves that:  

(a)        The GBF Holbeck Phase 2 scheme proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).  

(b)        Approval for the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.604 million is given from the Getting Building Fund.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £2.604 million from the Getting Building Fund.

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

Minutes:

(i)              In respect of the Holbeck Phase 2 Victorian Terrace Retrofit the Investment Committee approves that:  

(a)        The GBF Holbeck Phase 2 scheme proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).  

(b)        Approval for the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.604 million is given from the Getting Building Fund.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £2.604 million from the Getting Building Fund.

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