Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 11.00 am

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

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 January pdf icon PDF 169 KB

5.

Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 199 KB

6.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 875 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

(i)              In respect of Thorpe Park Rail Station the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Thorpe Park Rail Station scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £13.9 million (£3.8 million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and £10.1 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund) is given, 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). The total scheme cost is £31.642 million.

(c)        Development funding of £3.8 million is approved from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme to enable the scheme to progress to decision point 4 (full business case).

(d)        Development funding of £0.936 million is approved from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund to enable the scheme to progress to decision point 4 (full business case), bringing the total development costs from the WY + TF to £1.436 million Development funding of £0.936 million is approved from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund to enable the scheme to progress to decision point 4 (full business case).

(e)        The Combined Authority enter into a legal agreement with Leeds City Council to secure land required for the delivery of the scheme.

(f)          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 outlined in this report.

(ii)             In respect of the Bradford ‘City Village’ Phase 1 the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Bradford City Village Phase 1 scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £3 million, which will be funded from the Getting Building Fund, is given 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). The total scheme value is forecast at £23.3 million with the remaining £20.3 million funded by Bradford Council.

(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 outlined in this report.

(iii)           In respect of the Knottingley Skills, Business and Services Hub the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Knottingley Skills, Business and Services Hub scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to a maximum of £1 million from the Getting Building Fund is given, 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). The total scheme value is £3 million.

(c)  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

6a

Getting Building Fund: Bradford 'City Village' Phase 1

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Bradford ‘City Village’ Phase 1 the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Bradford City Village Phase 1 scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £3 million, which will be funded from the Getting Building Fund, is given 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). The total scheme value is forecast at £23.3 million with the remaining £20.3 million funded by Bradford Council.

(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 outlined in this report.

 

6b

A647 Corridor

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the A647 Corridor the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The LPTIP A647 Corridor scheme proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £14.027 million to be funded from the LPTIP Fund is given. The total scheme value is £19.656 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £14.027 million from the LPTIP Fund.

(d)        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 outlined in this report.

 

6c

[Re]boot Programme

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the [re] boot – Adult Retraining Programme the Investment Committee approved, subject to the West Yorkshire devolution order being made into law:

(a)        The Change Request to [re] boot Adult Retraining Programme, to extend the programme to support the West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Plan

(b)        Full approval to the total project value of £6.5 million from the gainshare part of the Single Investment Fund, bringing the total programme costs to £9.645 million and the Combined Authority’s contribution to £9.37 million.  

(c)        The delivery timeframe for the project is extended from March 2021 to April 2023.

(d)        That the Combined Authority issue funding agreements with delivery partners for expenditure of up to an additional £6.5 million from the gainshare part of the Single Investment Fund

(e)        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 outlined in this report.

 

6d

Getting Building Fund: Leeds City Centre 'Grey to Green'

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the Leeds City Centre Grey to Green the Investment Committee approved:

(a)        The Grey to Green scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval of £8.6 million is given from the Getting Building Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.  The total scheme cost is forecast at £11.886 million.

(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 outlined in this report.

 

6e

White Rose Station

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the White Rose Rail Station the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The White Rose Rail Station scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £17 million (£5 million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and up to £12 million from the Transforming Cities Fund) is given, 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). The total scheme cost is £24.198 million.

(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 outlined in this report.

 

6f

Leeds City Region Employment Hub

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the Leeds City Region Employment Hubs – Supporting the Economic Recovery Plan the Investment Committee approved, subject to the West Yorkshire devolution order being made into law:

(a)        The Change Request to Leeds City Region Employment Hubs – Supporting the Economic Recovery Plan to extend the programme to support the West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Plan

(b)        Full approval to the total project value of £7 million from the gainshare part of the Single Investment Fund, bringing the total Leeds City Region Employment Hub costs to £17.356 million and the Combined Authority’s contribution to £14.513 million.   

(c)        The delivery timeframe for the project is extended from March 2022 to April 2023

(d)        That the Combined Authority issue addendums to the existing funding agreements and Service Level Agreements with delivery partners, for expenditure of up to an additional £7 million from the gainshare part of the Single Investment Fund.

(e)        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 outlined in this report.

 

6g

Getting Building Fund: Knottingley Skills, Business and Services Hub

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Knottingley Skills, Business and Services Hub the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Knottingley Skills, Business and Services Hub scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to a maximum of £1 million from the Getting Building Fund is given, 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). The total scheme value is £3 million.

(c)        Development costs of £0.157 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total scheme approval to £0.157 million. 

(d)        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 outlined in this report.