Agenda, decisions and minutes

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 11.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting - to be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9A/live (Copy and paste into your browser)

Items
No. Item

71.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw.

72.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

There were no pecuniary interests declared at the meeting.

73.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

Minutes:

There were no items which required the exemption of the press and the public.

74.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 13 May pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes from the meeting held on the 13 May be approved.

75.

Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 515 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Members noted that the Combined Authority had reported draft year end position and spending figures were set out in the report.

 

There had been an independent review of the transport fund spending and it had been confirmed that the Combined authority had passed that review which secured funding for the next five years.

 

Resolved: That the report be noted.

76.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)          That in respect of the Emergency Active Travel Fuding the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority that:

a)          The Emergency Active Travel Funding work commences on Activity 6 (Delivery).

b)          Approval for the expenditure of DfT Emergency Active Travel funding that is allocated to the Combined Authority. Presently, this is £2.513 million, but this could vary as the final allocation of both tranches is dependent on satisfactory plans being submitted to government that set out the proposals to be delivered.

c)          The allocation of the DfT Emergency Active Travel funding between the Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire partner councils is delegated to the Managing Director.

(ii)             That in respect of the A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor the  Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority that:

a)          The A641 Bradford Huddersfield Corridor project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

b)          An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £75.54 million to be funded through 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 project cost is estimated to be up to £95.1 million.

c)          Additional development costs of £1.335 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total project approval to £2.129 million. 

d)          The Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £2.129 million 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 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 respect of the Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth Investment Committee approves that:

a)          The Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

b)          An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.9 million 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.

c)          Development costs of £438,000 are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5, taking the total approval to £438,000

d)          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 outlined in this  ...  view the full decision text for item 76.

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:

 

·       Emergency Active Travel Funding

·       A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor

·       Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth

·       ‘Connecting Leeds’ from South Leeds and through Wakefield (A641 South)

·       Active and Sustainable Interchange for Harrogate

·       Active and Sustainable Travel across Skipton Town Centre

·       Active and Sustainable Travel to Selby Gateway

·       'Connecting Leeds’ towards Castleford and the Five Towns (A639)

·       Leeds City Centre Package: Armley Gyratory

·       CIP Phase 1 Holmfirth Town Centre

·       City Connect: Cross Church Street

·       Halifax Station Gateway

·       Monitoring, Evaluation and Bid Development

 

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

 

·       City Connect Phase 3

·       Halifax Bus Station

·       Leeds Transport Model Update

·       Wellington House Accommodation

Resolved:

(i)          That in respect of the Emergency Active Travel Funding the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority that:

a)          The Emergency Active Travel Funding work commences on Activity 6 (Delivery).

b)          Approval for the expenditure of DfT Emergency Active Travel funding that is allocated to the Combined Authority. Presently, this is £2.513 million, but this could vary as the final allocation of both tranches is dependent on satisfactory plans being submitted to government that set out the proposals to be delivered.

c)          The allocation of the DfT Emergency Active Travel funding between the Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire partner councils is delegated to the Managing Director.

(ii)             That in respect of the A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor the  Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority that:

a)          The A641 Bradford Huddersfield Corridor project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

b)          An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £75.54 million to be funded through 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 project cost is estimated to be up to £95.1 million.

c)          Additional development costs of £1.335 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total project approval to £2.129 million. 

d)          The Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £2.129 million 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 including at decision point 4 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

76a

LTP: Bus Station Safety & Security / Invest to Save

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth Investment Committee approves that:

a)          The Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

b)          An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.9 million 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.

c)          Development costs of £438,000 are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5, taking the total approval to £438,000

d)          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 outlined in this report.

 

Minutes:

(i)              That in respect of the Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth Investment Committee approves that:

a)          The Safety, Accessibility and Efficiency Programme: Investing in Bus Stations, Shelters and Clean Growth proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

b)          An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.9 million 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.

c)          Development costs of £438,000 are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5, taking the total approval to £438,000

d)          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 outlined in this report.

 

77.

Covid-19 Economic Recovery pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

Members were provided with an update on the economic recovery work underway in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Economic Revoery Board had been establisjed to lead on this work and had met twice to focus on a longer term recovery to facilitate resilience and thriving business, an inclusive economy, progress on environmental stability, rooted in an evidence base.

 

Resolved: That the presentation be noted