Agenda and decisions

Remote Meeting, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Thursday, 25th June, 2020 11.00 am

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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.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

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4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Combined Authority held on 21 May 2020 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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5.

COVID-19 - Economic Response and Recovery pdf icon PDF 359 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Brian Archer)

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6.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(Lead Member: Cllr D Jeffery, Director: Melanie Corcoran)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Funding –

 

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

(i)            That £11.851m of TCF funding is approved to repay development costs incurred by partners and enable further development work on the projects within the programme to enable progression to their next Decision Points of the Assurance Framework.

(ii)          That up to £3m TCF funding is approved, to re-pay spend incurred to date on early development work, previously approved from the Transport Fund Transformational Pot.

(iii)         That the Combined Authority enters into Funding Agreements with partners for expenditure plus the spend incurred to date on early development work, previously approved from the Transport Fund Transformational Pot from the Transforming Cities Fund.

(iv)         That the £4.930m TCF Programme Management allocation is approved to enable the Combined Authority to effectively undertake Programme Management functions for the lifetime of the TCF funded programme.

(v)          That the £1.00m TCF Benefits Realisation allocation is approved, to enable the Combined Authority to provide monitoring and evaluation of the overall programme in line with DfT expectations

(b)       In respect of Emergency Active Travel Funding –

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

(i)         That the Emergency Active Travel Funding work commences on Activity 6 (Delivery).

(ii)        That the expenditure of DfT Emergency Active Travel funding that is allocated to the Combined Authority be approved. 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.

(iii)       That 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.

(c)       In respect of Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre (Bishopgate) –

 

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

(i)       That the Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre         (Bishopgate) package of schemes proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on bringing individual schemes through at activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total package value of £39.5 million of which £39.5 million is being funded from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(d)       In respect of A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor

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

(i)         That the A641 Bradford Huddersfield Corridor project proceeds  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

7.

Adult Education Budget Devolution pdf icon PDF 269 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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8.

Transport for the North - COVID-19 Economic Response and Recovery pdf icon PDF 277 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr J Blake, Director: Alan Reiss)

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9.

Tackling the Climate Emergency pdf icon PDF 288 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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10.

Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 112 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Angela Taylor)

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11.

Corporate Planning and Performance pdf icon PDF 172 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Angela Taylor)

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12.

Minutes for Information pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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