Agenda, decisions and minutes

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room A, Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street, Leeds

Items
No. Item

18.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Peter Box.

19.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

There were no pecuniary interests declared at the meeting.

20.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.         To highlight Appendix 6 to Agenda Item 5 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 5.2 of Agenda Item 5.

 

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 Appendix 6 to Agenda Item 5 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.

Minutes:

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 Appendix 6 to Agenda Item 5 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.

21.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 3 September pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on the 3 September be approved.  

22.

Capital Spending & Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 401 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)        That in respect of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme Temple Green Park & Ride Extension the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority:

 

a)        That the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme Temple Green Park & Ride Extension project proceeds through outline business case (decision point 3) and work commences on full business case (decision point 4).

 

b)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £6.954 million (which will be funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme) is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to full business case plus finalised costs (decision point 5). The total project value is £7.386 million.

 

c)         That development costs of £841,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to full business case plus finalised costs (decision point 5), with a further £1.42 million approved to fund land purchase costs expended at risk by Leeds City Council, taking total approval to £2.261 million.

 

d)        That the Combined Authority enters into a variation of the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme schemes, for expenditure of up to £2.261million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme fund.

 

e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision points 4 and 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. 

 

(ii)       That in respect of the Castleford Growth Corridor scheme the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority:

 

a)        That the Castleford Growth Corridor scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

 

b)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £6.858 million to be funded 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 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £7.079 million.

 

c)         That development costs of £1.639 million be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs), of which £660,000 is to fund the business case development costs, with £979,000 to fund forecast land acquisition costs. This takes the total approval to £1.839 million.

 

d)        That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £1.839 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

 

e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 4 and 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.

 

(iii)      That in  ...  view the full decision text for item 22.

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:

 

·         Temple Green Park and Ride

·         Castleford Growth Corridor

·         City Connect: (Cooper Bridge) Bradley to Brighouse

·         South Kirkby Enterprise Zone

·         Steeton and Silsden Rail Car Park

·         A61 (South) Corridor

·         East Leeds Orbital Route

·         Headrow City Centre Gateway

·         Stourton Park and Ride

·         Rail Park and Ride Programme Phase 1: Mytholmroyd

 

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

 

·         West Yorkshire Combined Authority Head Office Accommodation Project

·         Castleford Rail Station Gateway

 

Resolved:

 

(i)        That in Green Park & Ride Extension the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority:

 

a)        That the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme Temple Green Park & Ride Extension project proceeds through outline business case (decision point 3) and work commences on full business case (decision point 4).

 

b)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £6.954 million (which will be funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme) is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to full business case plus finalised costs (decision point 5). The total project value is £7.386 million.

 

c)         That development costs of £841,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to full business case plus finalised costs (decision point 5), with a further £1.42 million approved to fund land purchase costs expended at risk by Leeds City Council, taking total approval to £2.261 million.

 

d)        That the Combined Authority enters into a variation of the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme schemes, for expenditure of up to £2.261million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme fund.

 

e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision points 4 and 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. 

 

(ii)       That in respect of the Castleford Growth Corridor scheme the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority:

 

a)        That the Castleford Growth Corridor scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

 

b)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £6.858 million to be funded 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 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

22a

CityConnect Phase 3 Cooper Bridge

Decision:

(i)        That in respect of the City Connect: (Cooper Bridge) Bradley to Brighouse scheme the Investment Committee approved:

 

a)        That the City Connect Bradley to Brighouse project 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 scheme cost of £2.328 million is given, of which the Combined Authority to fund £1.862 million 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)         That development costs of £350,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).

 

d)        That the Combined Authority enters in to a Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £350,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

 

e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision points 4 and 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 City Connect: (Cooper Bridge) Bradley to Brighouse scheme the Investment Committee approved:

 

a)        That the City Connect Bradley to Brighouse project 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 scheme cost of £2.328 million is given, of which the Combined Authority to fund £1.862 million 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)         That development costs of £350,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).

 

d)        That the Combined Authority enters in to a Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £350,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

 

e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision points 4 and 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.