Agenda and decisions

Remote Meeting, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Monday, 27th July, 2020 11.00 am

Venue: Due to Covid-19, this meeting will be held remotely and will 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.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

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4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Combined Authority held on 25 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 372 KB

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5.

Covid-19 Update pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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

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6.

Covid-19 Recovery Plans pdf icon PDF 298 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the draft plans for COVID-19 economic and transport recovery be endorsed, subject to further development as the impacts of the situation become clearer.

7.

Devolution Progress pdf icon PDF 360 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the progress made to date be noted.

 

(b)       That the proposal to join the M9 group of other Mayoral Combined Authorities be approved.

 

(c)        That the proposal to pursue a potential transfer of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office by May 2021 be endorsed, subject to feasibility and due diligence.

8.

Single Investment Fund pdf icon PDF 249 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Ben Still)

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the approach set out in the report to the Single Investment Fund and supporting Strategic Economic Framework for the Mayoral Combined Authority as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal be approved.

9.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 700 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of pothole funding allocation 2020/21 -

 

(i)      That the expenditure of the DfT pothole funding totalling £18.610 million be approved.

(ii)     That the allocation of the DfT pothole funding to the five West Yorkshire partner councils in accordance with the DfT formula be approved and that allocations are paid quarterly to partner councils.

(b)       In respect of West Yorkshire Mass Transit –

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

(i)      That the West Yorkshire Mass Transit programme proceeds through decision point 1 (Strategic assessment) and work commences on activity 2 (Strategic outline case). 

(ii)     That development funding be agreed for £2.041 million from WY+TF Transformational Fund to develop the feasibility of the scheme.

(iii)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance   pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report. 

(c)        In respect of A64 Bus Priority and Park & Ride -

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

(i)        That the A64 Bus Priority & Park & Ride package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)       That an indicative approval of £7 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(d)       In respect of Integrated Corporate Systems – Finance and HR Systems

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

(i)      That the Integrated Corporate Systems project proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)     That an indicative approval is given to the total project value of £1.5 million is given from the Combined Authority’s own capital programme and reserves with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 4.

(iii)   That development costs of £150,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case).

(iii)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 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.

(e)       In respect  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

10.

Future Bus Options pdf icon PDF 184 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr K Groves, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves spending of up to £150,000 to provide support to develop the financial, legal and technical options available to reform the provision of bus services in the region.

11.

West Yorkshire Carbon Emission Reduction Pathways pdf icon PDF 313 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the findings of the study be endorsed.

 

(b)       That approval be given to wider engagement with stakeholders on the findings of the study.

12.

Budgets and Funding pdf icon PDF 180 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the position on the 2020/21 revenue budget be noted.

 

(b)       That the Combined Authority approves the use of future gainshare to support the costs of transitioning to a Mayoral Combined Authority.

 

(c)        That the Combined Authority approves the use of future gainshare to support the delivery of the higher scenario of the Transforming Cities programme.

13.

Proposed Pension Transfer pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the revised pension arrangements in relation to liabilities for pension costs for a cohort of bus drivers formerly employed by the predecessor transport authority, as set out in the submitted report, be approved.

 

(b)       That the transfer of assets of £42.5 million to Greater Manchester Pension Fund be approved.

 

(c)        That approval be given to the Combined Authority being admitted to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund for the sole and limited purpose of meeting the pension liabilities in the manner set out in the submitted report.

 

(d)       That the finalising of the required agreements to enable the arrangements to progress be delegated to the Director, Corporate Services.

14.

Governance Arrangements, Corporate Planning and Performance pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved: 

 

(a)       That the 2020/21 Corporate Plan be endorsed, with a final sign off delegated to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Chair of the Combined Authority and the LEP Chair.

 

(b)       That Councillor Steven Leigh be appointed to the Governance and Audit Committee.

15.

Minutes for Information pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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