Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Thursday, 29th July, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Rooms 6&7, Civic Hall, Leeds. The meeting will also be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9A/live (copy and paste the link in your browser)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

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3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.       To highlight Agenda Item 8 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 Agenda Item 8.

 

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 Agenda Item 8 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.

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4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Combined Authority held on 24 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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5.

Economic Recovery pdf icon PDF 298 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Brian Archer)

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6.

Place Narrative pdf icon PDF 248 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr T Swift, Director: Liz Hunter)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      That the Place Narrative be approved and its positioning as part of the Strategic Economic Framework be endorsed.

(b)      That approval of future updates of the Place Narrative be delegated to the Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee. 

7.

Housing Pledge & Housing Revenue Fund Approval pdf icon PDF 381 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Liz Hunter)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      That the Combined Authority notes and endorses the approach to delivery of the Mayor’s housing pledge working closely with Partners, including Districts through their Directors of Development.

(b)      That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)       That the Housing Revenue Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and decision point 4 (full business case) with Approval to Proceed to activity 5 (delivery).

(ii)      That approval to the remainder of the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.95 million, funded from the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal, is given. The total scheme value if £3.2 million.

(iii)      That allocation of the £2.95 million of funding for the individual work packages is delegated to the Managing Director.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in appendix 1 of the submitted report.

7a

Housing Revenue Fund

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Decision:

Resolved: That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)       That the Housing Revenue Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and decision point 4 (full business case) with Approval to Proceed to activity 5 (delivery).

(ii)      That approval to the remainder of the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.95 million, funded from the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal, is given. The total scheme value if £3.2 million.

(iii)      That allocation of the £2.95 million of funding for the individual work packages is delegated to the Managing Director.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in appendix 1 of the submitted report.

8.

Brownfield Housing Fund Programme pdf icon PDF 514 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Melanie Corcoran)

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Decision:

Resolved:

(a)      That the Combined Authority notes the work undertaken so far on the Brownfield Housing Fund Programme.

(b)      That the Combined Authority sequencing of Waves and associated projects in Exempt Appendix 1 be endorsed.

(c)      That in light of the proposed changes to Committees, future project approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined and approved by the Combined Authority in September 2020, including at the next decision point through delegation to the Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee and at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team.

(d)      That to ensure the programme progresses at pace, to delegate to the Director of Delivery, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place, Regeneration and Housing:

(i)       The review and transfer of projects between the project prioritisation ‘Waves’ detailed in Exempt Appendix 1.

(ii)      The acceptance of new projects on to the programme.

(iii)      The transfer of projects which place greater risk on the programme back to the Strategic Housing pipeline for consideration as part of future investment programmes.

 

9.

Capital Spending & Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 832 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Melanie Corcoran)

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Decision:

Resolved:

(a)      That in respect of the Clifton (Calderdale) Enterprise Zone Business Rates Receipt, the Combined Authority approves that, subject to the conditions in the submitted report, Calderdale Council retains future business rates income generated from the Clifton Enterprise Zone (up to March 2042).

(b)      That in respect of the British Library for the North (Temple Works), the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)       That the British Library for the North (Temple Works) scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)      That an indicative approval of £25 million (to be funded through the Combined Authority’s devolution deal) is given. The total forecast scheme value is £69.810 million.

(iii)      That approval of £5.35 million development costs to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) be given.

(iv)     That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £5 million from the Combined Authority’s devolution deal.

(v)      That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(c)      That in respect of the TCF Network Navigation, the Combined Authority approves:

(i)       That the TCF Network Navigation project proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £15.500 million, comprising of £15.200 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, and £0.300 million from Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block, is given.

(iii)      That development costs of £0.200 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case) taking the total scheme approval to £0.360 million.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(d)      That in respect of the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Leeds Liverpool Shipley, the Combined Authority approves, subject to the conditions set by PAT stated in the submitted report:

(i)       That the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Leeds Liverpool Shipley scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (Delivery).

(ii)      That approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.981 million which will be funded from West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (£1.057 million), Getting Building Fund (£0.500 million) and £0.424 million yet to be secured is given. The total scheme value is £1.981 million.

(iii)      That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with the Canal and River Trust for expenditure of up to £1.981 million.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

9a

Enterprise Zone Programme, Clifton, Calderdale

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Decision:

Resolved: That in respect of the Clifton (Calderdale) Enterprise Zone Business Rates Receipt, the Combined Authority approves that, subject to the conditions in the submitted report, Calderdale Council retains future business rates income generated from the Clifton Enterprise Zone (up to March 2042).

9b

British Library for the North

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Decision:

Resolved: That in respect of the British Library for the North (Temple Works), the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)       That the British Library for the North (Temple Works) scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)      That an indicative approval of £25 million (to be funded through the Combined Authority’s devolution deal) is given. The total forecast scheme value is £69.810 million.

(iii)      That approval of £5.35 million development costs to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case).

(iv)     That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £5 million from the Combined Authority’s devolution deal.

(v)      That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

9c

Transforming Cities Fund: Network Navigation - West Yorkshire

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Decision:

Resolved: That in respect of the TCF Network Navigation, the Combined Authority approves:

(i)       That the TCF Network Navigation project proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £15.500 million, comprising of £15.200 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, and £0.300 million from Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block, is given.

(iii)      That development costs of £0.200 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case) taking the total scheme approval to £0.360 million.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

9d

CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Leeds Liverpool Shipley

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Decision:

Resolved: That in respect of the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Leeds Liverpool Shipley, the Combined Authority approves, subject to the conditions set by PAT stated in the submitted report:

(i)       That the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Leeds Liverpool Shipley scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (Delivery).

(ii)      That approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.981 million which will be funded from West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (£1.057 million), Getting Building Fund (£0.500 million) and £0.424 million yet to be secured is given. The total scheme value is £1.981 million.

(iii)      That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with the Canal and River Trust for expenditure of up to £1.981 million.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

9e

CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Huddersfield Narrow Canal Phase 2

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Decision:

Resolved: That in respect of the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals - Huddersfield Narrow Canal (HNC) Phase 2, the Combined Authority approves, subject to the conditions set by PAT stated in the submitted report:

 

(i)         That the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals – Huddersfield Narrow Canal Phase 2 scheme proceeds through Decision Point 4 (full business case) and work commences on Activity 5 (Delivery).

(ii)        That approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.371 million (which will be funded through £0.643 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund and £0.728 million from the Active Travel Fund) is given. The total scheme value is £1.371 million.

(iii)       That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with the Canal and River Trust for expenditure of up to £0.643 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

(iv)       That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding letter with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £0.728 million from the Active Travel Fund.

(v)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

9f

Transforming Cities Fund: Halifax Bus Station

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Decision:

Resolved: That in respect to Transforming Cities Fund Halifax Bus Station, the Combined Authority approves:

(i)       That the Transforming Cities Fund Halifax Bus Station scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).
 

(ii)      That approval to total scheme costs of £17.700 million is given, of which the Combined Authority to contribute £17.295 million from the Transforming Cities Fund and £0.405 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

(iii)      That the Combined Authority enters into a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure up to £50,000 from the Transforming Cities Fund.

(iv)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

10.

Mayoral Pledge Funding pdf icon PDF 205 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Alan Reiss)

 

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      That the Combined Authority indicatively approves funding from the Single Investment Fund to enable progress to be made in key priority areas, with full approval to spend being granted once the project has progressed through the assurance process in line with the Combined Authority’s Assurance Process. The indicative funding requested is:

·       £500k to support scheme development relating to business support.
 

·       £400k over three years to enable the recruitment of the Inclusivity Champion and further progress a pipeline of inclusive growth work.

(b)      That the Combined Authority notes that £190k from the £500k of SIF funding which was previously provisionally allocated to support scheme development relating to culture and creative industries and lead a creative new deal, is to be used to fund the Beyond Bronte’s programme, subject to Assurance Framework approvals.

(c)      That the Combined Authority delegates to the Finance, Resources and Corporate Committee, the approval for the programmes set out in the report to pass through Decision Point 2, totalling no more than £0.9m of funding from the Single Investment Fund.

11.

Intra City Transport Settlements pdf icon PDF 382 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Liz Hunter)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      That the Combined Authority notes the Government’s proposals for the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement and agrees to submit a CRSTS proposal for the 5-year period 2022/23 to 2026/27 to the Department for Transport, which is aligned to accelerating the delivery of the West Yorkshire Connectivity Infrastructure Plan.

(b)      That the Combined Authority agrees to delegate the decision on the detail of the final City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement submission to the Managing Director in consultation with the Mayor and Chair of Transport Committee.

(c)      That the Combined Authority notes the Government’s proposals for Active Travel Fund Local Authority Capital Funding for 2021/22 and agrees to submit a bid proposal and Expressions of Interests to the Department for Transport.

(d)      That the Combined Authority agrees to delegate the decision on the detail of the final bid proposal and Expression of Interests to the DfT Active Travel Fund Local Authority Capital Fund for 2021/22 to the Managing Director in consultation with the Mayor and Chair of the Transport Committee’s Active Travel Members Working Group.

12.

Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 278 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Angela Taylor)

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13.

Minutes for Information pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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