Agenda, decisions and minutes

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 11.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

49.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received Councillor Jane Scullion and Councillor Jonathan Pryor.

50.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Waller declared that he was a member of the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

 

 

51.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.       To highlight Appendix 1 and 2 to Agenda Item 7 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 to accept the officers’ recommendation in respect of the above information as set out paragraph 4.1 of Agenda Item 7.

 

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 1 and 2 to Agenda Item 7on 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 1 and 2 to Agenda Item 7on 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.

52.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 9 January pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 9 January be approved.

53.

Capital Spend and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

(i)              That in respect of the York City Centre Access Improvements the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the York City Centre Access Improvements scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £8.1 million is given 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.

(c)        That development costs of £355,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 3 (outline business case).

(d)        That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £355,000 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 point 4 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 set out in this report.

(ii)             That in respect of the Leeds City Region Future Mobility Zone the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) programme proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on the development of business cases for individual packages

(b)        That an indicative approval to £30.793 million, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan (£2.75 million), the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (£0.763 million) and the Department for Transport FMZ fund (£27.28 million) is given with full approval to spend being granted as individual scheme or packages have progressed through the Assurance Process to Decision Point 5. The total programme cost is £32.01 million, including £1.22 million from District Partners.

(c)        That an approval for development funding of £2.01 million be made to enable initial work on outline business cases for individual packages, subject to DfT funding being announced.

(d)        That future programme approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at Decision Point 6 and 7 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 respect of the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

(b)        That development costs of £1.9 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 4 (full business case) from the Local Growth Fund. The total project value is £27.283 million.

(c)        That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with the Environment Agency for development expenditure of up to £1.9 million from the Local  ...  view the full decision text for item 53.

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:

 

·       York City Centre Access Improvements

·       Leeds City Region Future Mobility Zone

·       Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation

·       Corn Exchange Gateway

·       Enterprise Zone: Parry Lane

·       Leeds Inland Port

·       Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway

·       Network Navigation

·       Moorthorpe Rail Car Park

·       Superfast Broadband West Yorkshire and York Contract 3

 

Resolved:

(i)              That in respect of the York City Centre Access Improvements the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the York City Centre Access Improvements scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £8.1 million is given 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.

(c)        That development costs of £355,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 3 (outline business case).

(d)        That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £355,000 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 point 4 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 set out in this report.

(ii)             That in respect of the Leeds City Region Future Mobility Zone the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) programme proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on the development of business cases for individual packages

(b)        That an indicative approval to £30.793 million, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan (£2.75 million), the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (£0.763 million) and the Department for Transport FMZ fund (£27.28 million) is given with full approval to spend being granted as individual scheme or packages have progressed through the Assurance Process to Decision Point 5. The total programme cost is £32.01 million, including £1.22 million from District Partners.

(c)        That an approval for development funding of £2.01 million be made to enable initial work on outline business cases for individual packages, subject to DfT funding being announced.

(d)        That future programme approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at Decision Point 6 and 7 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

Assurance Framework pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the changes made to theLocal Assurance Framework, as set out in the submitted report, be noted.

 

(ii)             That the substantive form of the draft updated Assurance Framework document be approved.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report provided an update on he changes to the Leeds City Region Assurance Framework.

 

The key changes were listed at 2.6 in the submitted report.

 

Members noted that the amended Assurance Framework would be submitted to the Combined Authority for approval at its meeting on the 6 February.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the changes made to theLocal Assurance Framework, as set out in the submitted report, be noted.

 

(ii)             That the substantive form of the draft updated Assurance Framework document be approved.

55.

ESIF SUD pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That the Investment Committee recommend to the Managing Authority that the outline application progress to a full application, and that the applicant strengthen the bid in light of the enhanced guidance provided by the Investment Committee in its role as Intermediate Body. 

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on an outline application for Sustainable Urban Development (SUD), part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and provided advice regarding the application.  

 

Resolved: That the Investment Committee recommend to the Managing Authority that the outline application progress to a full application, and that the applicant strengthen the bid in light of the enhanced guidance provided by the Investment Committee in its role as Intermediate Body. 

 

56.

Minutes of the Business Investment Panel held on the 3 December pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Business Investment Panel held on 3 December be noted