Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Thursday, 7th January, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: this meeting will be held remotely and will be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.       To highlight that Appendix 7 to Item 8, Appendix 1 to Item 9 and Appendices 1 to 3 to Item10 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 7.2 of Agenda Item 8, paragraph 4.1 of Agenda item 9 and 4.1 of Agenda Item 10.

 

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 7 to Item 8, Appendix 1 to Item 9 and Appendices 1 to 3 to Item10 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.

4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee held on 2 December pdf icon PDF 165 KB

5.

Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 333 KB

6.

West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund Review 2020 pdf icon PDF 420 KB

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Decision:

Resolved:

The Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority:

(i)          The proposals set out in section 2.17 and 2.18 to the submitted report.

(ii)         The proposed revised funding allocations as set out in Appendix 1 to the submitted report and detailed in paragraphs 2.12 to 2.15 of the submitted report.

(iii)       The revised programme dates for each project as set out in Appendix 2 to the submitted report.

 

7.

Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) Review 2020 - Part One pdf icon PDF 594 KB

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Decision:

(i)              The Investment Committee approves:

(a)         The reallocation of schemes to other funding programmes as outlined in Appendix 1 (table 2) 

(b)        The reprofiled decision point 2 development costs, as set out in Appendix 1 (table 3)

(c)         Additional development costs of £1.273 million for A58 Beckett Street, bringing the total development costs to £1.779 million from the LPTIP Fund

(d)        That authority is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director to approve, via a Change Request, additional development costs from the LPTIP Fund for the A58 Beckett Street scheme, should the costs be affordable within the LPTIP programme.

(e)         Additional development costs of £0.716 million for Alwoodley Gates Park and Ride bringing the total development costs to £0.916 million from the LPTIP Fund

(f)         An additional £1.558 million for programme management costs, bringing the total programme management costs to £5.558 million from the LPTIP Fund and full approval to spend programme management of costs £5.558 million, from the LPTIP Fund

(g)        That the Combined Authority issues addendums to the existing Funding Agreements with Leeds City Council for expenditure from the LPTIP Fund.

 

8.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 762 KB

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Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the MCA Digital programme the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The MCA Digital project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total project value of £1.97 million is given, to be funded by the Combined Authority from borrowing or the use of capital receipts 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 £0.156 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

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

(ii)             That in respect of the One City Park, Bradford scheme the Investment Committee approves that:

(a)        The One City Park proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval of £7.5 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 £28.789 million with the remaining £21.289 million funded by Bradford Council.

(c)        This approval replaces the £4.8 million Local Growth Fund allocation approved by the Combined Authority on 29 September 2016. 

(d)        Development costs of £1.909 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(e)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure of up to £1.909 million from the Getting Building Fund.

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

(iii)           That in respect of the Corridor Improvement Programme: Huddersfield Southern Corridors scheme the Investment Committee approves that:

(a)        The Huddersfield Southern Corridor 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 £10.42 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 (Full business case with finalised costs). The total scheme cost is £13.57 million.

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

(iv)           In respect of the Parry Lane Enterprise Zone the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The EZ Parry Lane scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and  ...  view the full decision text for item 8.

8a

Corridor Improvement Programme - Huddersfield Southern Corridor

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the Corridor Improvement Programme: Huddersfield Southern Corridors scheme the Investment Committee approves that:

(a)        The Huddersfield Southern Corridor 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 £10.42 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 (Full business case with finalised costs). The total scheme cost is £13.57 million.

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

 

8b

Getting Building Fund: Bradford One City Park

Decision:

(i)              That in respect of the One City Park, Bradford scheme the Investment Committee approves that:

(a)        The One City Park proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval of £7.5 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 £28.789 million with the remaining £21.289 million funded by Bradford Council.

(c)        This approval replaces the £4.8 million Local Growth Fund allocation approved by the Combined Authority on 29 September 2016. 

(d)        Development costs of £1.909 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(e)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure of up to £1.909 million from the Getting Building Fund.

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

 

8c

Getting Building Fund: Enterprise Zone - Parry Lane

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Parry Lane Enterprise Zone the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The EZ Parry Lane scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (Full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        Indicative approval of to the Combined Authority contribution of £6.969 million, of which £1.886 million from the LGF and £5.083 million from GBF, is given, with full approval to be granted once the scheme progresses through decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs). The total scheme value is £7.066 million.

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

 

8d

SIIF Pipeline

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the SIIF Pipeline (project 5) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The SIIF Pipeline (Project 5) project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2 million from the Local Growth Fund’s Strategic Inward Investment Fund is given with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the Assurance Process to decision point 5. Total project costs are £13.666 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

 

9.

Leeds City College, Quarry Hill Project pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the update on the status of the Leeds City College Quarry Hill Skills Capital project be noted.

 

(ii)             That option 1 as outlined in exempt Appendix one be approved

10.

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) - Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) pdf icon PDF 344 KB

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Decision:

The Committee considered a report on one full application for Sustainable Urban Development (SUD), part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and provided advice regarding the applications to the Combined Authority in its role as the Intermediate Body.

 

Resolved: That the Investment Committee recommend to the Combined Authority the full applications for SUD, part of the ESIF Programme