Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee
Wednesday, 5th May, 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 April pdf icon PDF 145 KB

5.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 570 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)              In respect of Wakefield City Centre Phase 2: Ings Road the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)         The Wakefield City Centre Phase 2; Ings Road scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £4.530 million (which will 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 4 (full business case 4). The total scheme value is £4.530 million.

(c)         Additional development costs of £0.610 million are approved to progress the scheme up to decision point 4 (full business case), taking the total scheme approval from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund to £0.880 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Wakefield City Council for expenditure of up to £0.880 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. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(ii)            In respect of the Real-Time Information System the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that, subject to the conditions set by PAT that:

(a)         The Real Time information System scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.404 million (which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan (Integrated Transport Block) is given. The total scheme value is £2.376 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.

(d)        The following conditions have been set by PAT to gain Approval to Proceed to Delivery:

·       The total scheme cost is within those set out in the FBC approval.

·       Confirmation that Local Transport Plan (LTP) is available.

·       Confirmation of match funding from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

·       Confirmation that a project board has been set up and met and that a Project Manager has been appointed.

·       Confirmation of maintenance / revenue costs and how these will be funded.

(iii)          In respect of the Beech Hill Phase 2 the Investment Committee approved that: 

(a)         The GBF Beech Hill Phase 2 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 £1.200 million is given from the Getting Building Fund.

(c)         The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £1.200 million from the Getting Building 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  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

5a

Wakefield City Centre Package (Phase 2) - Ings Road

Decision:

(i)              In respect of Wakefield City Centre Phase 2: Ings Road the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)         The Wakefield City Centre Phase 2; Ings Road scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £4.530 million (which will 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 4 (full business case 4). The total scheme value is £4.530 million.

(c)         Additional development costs of £0.610 million are approved to progress the scheme up to decision point 4 (full business case), taking the total scheme approval from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund to £0.880 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Wakefield City Council for expenditure of up to £0.880 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. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

5b

Getting Building Fund: Beech Hill Phase 2 - Halifax

Decision:

(i)              In respect of the Beech Hill Phase 2 the Investment Committee approved that: 

(a)         The GBF Beech Hill Phase 2 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 £1.200 million is given from the Getting Building Fund.

(c)         The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £1.200 million from the Getting Building 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.