Decisions

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Decisions published

15/01/2021 - LPTIP: Corn Exchange City Centre Gateway ref: 970    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs) and work commence on Activity 6 (Delivery).

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 19/01/2021

Effective from: 27/01/2021

Decision:

To approve that the Corn Exchange City Centre Gateway scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

 

To give approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £23.709 million, of which £14.209 million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) and £9.5 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF), towards a total scheme value of £24.615 million.

 

To give approval for the Combined Authority to enter into a variance of the existing LPTIP Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £14.209 million.

 

To give approval for the Combined Authority to enter into a variance of the existing WY+TF Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £9.5 million. 

Lead officer: Andrew Norman


07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund Review 2020 ref: 960    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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.

 


07/01/2021 - Leeds City College, Quarry Hill Project ref: 965    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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


07/01/2021 - Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) Review 2020 - Part One ref: 959    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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.

 


07/01/2021 - Getting Building Fund: Enterprise Zone - Parry Lane ref: 964    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Getting Building Fund element of the Enterprise Zone - Parry Lane scheme to progress through Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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.

 

Lead officer: Rob Tranmer


07/01/2021 - European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) - Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) ref: 966    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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


07/01/2021 - Capital Spending and Project Approvals ref: 961    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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 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.

(v)            In respect of the A64 Regent Street Bridge – Leeds City Centre Package the Investment Committee recommends to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The A64 Regent Street Bridge – Leeds City Centre Package scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £12 million to be funded from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF) is given. The total scheme value is £31 million.

(c)        Approval to increase the Leeds City Centre Package programme budget by £12 million from £66.8 million to £78.8 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £12 million from the WY+TF.

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

(vi)           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

 


07/01/2021 - SIIF Pipeline ref: 958    Recommendations Approved

To consider and subsequently approve grant applications for the Strategic Inward Investment Fund

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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

 

Lead officer: Craig Taylor


07/01/2021 - Getting Building Fund: Bradford One City Park ref: 962    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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.

 

Lead officer: Rob Tranmer


07/01/2021 - Corridor Improvement Programme - Huddersfield Southern Corridor ref: 963    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

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.

 

Lead officer: James Bennett