Decisions

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Decisions published

14/02/2020 - Stourton Park & Ride electric buses ref: 747    Recommendations Approved

To enable the delivery of five ultra-low emission double deck buses and associated charging infrastructure to be used on the service between the new Stourton park and ride site (currently under construction) and Leeds city centre.. These buses would lead to the removal of 440 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), over five years when compared to a fleet of seven Euro 6 standard buses.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 17/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

To approve that
• The Stourton Park & Ride Electric Buses scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).
• Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.270 million (which will be funded through £877,000 from LPTIP and £393,000 from DfT ULEB) is given. The total project value is £2.395 million and includes a private sector contribution of £1.125 million.
• The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure up to £877,000 from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still


14/02/2020 - A65 Signals Scheme ref: 745    Recommendations Approved

To enable work to commence on the upgrading of traffic signals at junctions along the inner section of the A65 to the northwest of Leeds city centre between the junction with the B6157 (including Savins Mill and Wyther Lane) and the Inner Ring Road (A58) with the aim to improve journey times for bus services along the corridor as well as increasing bus patronage.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 17/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

To approve that
• The A65 Signals scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).
• Approval of £956,000 is given from the LPTIP fund towards the total scheme cost of £1.209 million with LCC providing match funding of £253,000
• The Combined Authority is to enter into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £956,000 from the LPTIP fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still


14/02/2020 - Infirmary Street Gateway ref: 744    Recommendations Approved

To enable work to commence on the Infirmary Street Gateway scheme in Leeds City Centre, a component project of the Bus Infrastructure package of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme, delivering the changes necessary to both Infirmary Street and Park Row to facilitate adaptation of bus routes, primarily in relation to the anticipated City Square closure, to reduce bus journey times by improving journey reliability (complementing network improvements proposed through other schemes), enhance the quality of sustainable transport infrastructure (bus, pedestrian, cycling), and improving the public realm offer along this core city centre gateway.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 17/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

To approve that
• The Infirmary Street Gateway project proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).
• Approval to the total project value of £8.900 million is given from the LPTIP fund
• The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure up to £8.900 million from the LPTIP fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still


14/02/2020 - A 61 South Corridor ref: 746    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 17/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

To approve that
• The A61 South corridor scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery)
• Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £18.037 million funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme is given towards a total project cost is £18.247 million.
• The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure up to £18.037 million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still


20/12/2019 - Stourton Park and Ride Buses Tender Award ref: 743    Recommendations Approved

To award a contract to operate Stourton Park and Ride. The tender submitted by First Bus provided best value for money.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 20/12/2019

Decision:

Following a competitive tender process First Bus have been awarded the contract to operate Stourton Park and Ride and will be in receipt of the Ultra-Low Emission Bus Funding to convert the operation to electric buses. The value of the contract is up to £950,000, which will enable top up funding for 5 diesel buses to become electric.

Lead officer: Dave Pearson


20/12/2019 - Appointment of Consultants to provide business case support for the Corridor Improvement Programme and Transport Fund schemes ref: 742    Recommendations Approved

To provide business case support for the Corridor Improvement Programme and Transport Fund schemes following a procurement exercise, tender reference CA1091.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 20/12/2019

Decision:

To appoint Jacobs Engineering as the consultant to provide business case support following a procurement exercise, tender reference CA1091. The contract is for a value of up to £608,586 (up to £108,586 for Commission 1, and up to £500,000 for Commission 2) for a duration of 5 months, with a possible extension. It is envisaged that the contract will commence on 3 January 2020 and terminate on 31 May 2020. There is an option to extend this agreement

Lead officer: Ben Still


24/01/2020 - South Kirkby Enterprise Zone ref: 741    Recommendations Approved

To enable work to commence on delivery of an extension to the South Kirkby Business Park Enterprise Zone site (as part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone Programme), including the provision of four new industrial/warehouse units, to be serviced by an extension to the existing access road to the site, Data Drive, a new electricity substation, internal site roads and a drainage swale to assist with the drainage issues associated with the site.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 24/01/2020

Decision:

To approve that:
• The South Kirkby Enterprise Zone scheme proceeds through decision point 5 (FBC+) and proceeds to activity 6 (Delivery)

• Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to a maximum of £2,674,620 which will be funded through the Local Growth Fund. The total project cost is £7,779,723.

• The Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with the developer for expenditure of up to £2,674,620.

Lead officer: Ben Still


07/02/2020 - Harrogate Road New Line Junction ref: 740    Recommendations Approved

To enable delivery to commence on the Harrogate Road New Line junction improvement scheme which will improve the existing junction at Greengates, Bradford, including widening of the existing highway on all four arms of the junction, signal upgrades, junction improvements and improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Decision:

To approve that:
• The Harrogate Road-New Line scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery)
• Approval is given to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.665 million (which will be funded through West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WY+TF)). Match funding is supplied by City of Bradford Metropolitan Council (£2.736 million) and private sector contributions (£1.926 million). The total project value is £12.327 million.
• The Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for expenditure of up to £7.665 million from the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still


06/02/2020 - Strategic Rail ref: 735    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:   That the agreed rail priorities and the progress towards their delivery be noted.


06/02/2020 - Corn Exchange Gateway ref: 729    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)         That the Corn Exchange Gateway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £24.7 million is given, with £18.6 million to be funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and £6.1 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £25.6 million.

(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 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director 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.

Lead officer: Lisa Childs


06/02/2020 - York City Centre Access Improvements ref: 726    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 2 (Strategic Outline Case) and work commence on Activity 3 (Outline Business Case with Finalised Costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)         That the York City Centre Access Improvements scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £8.1 million is given from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)       That development costs of £355,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 3 (outline business case).

(iv)       That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £355,000 from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

(v)        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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances set out in the report.

 

 

Lead officer: Andrew Norman


06/02/2020 - Network Navigation ref: 732    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 5 (Full Business Case with Finalised Costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)         That the Network Navigation (Leeds) scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (Full Business Case plus cost).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.8 million is given from the LPTIP fund 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).

(iii)       That development costs of £150,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £250,000.

(iv)       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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

Lead officer: Lisa Childs


06/02/2020 - Leeds Inland Port ref: 731    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)       That the Leeds Inland Port project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (Full business case).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £3.17 million is given, to be funded from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £3.37 million.

(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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Chris Moses


06/02/2020 - Leeds City Region Future Mobility Zone ref: 727    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 2 (Strategic Outline Case) and work commence on Activity 3 (Outline Business Case with Finalised Costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)         That the Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) programme proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on the development of business cases for individual packages

(ii)        That an indicative approval to £30.793 million, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan (£2.75 million), the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (£0.763 million) and the Department for Transport FMZ fund (£27.28 million) is given with full approval to spend being granted as individual scheme or packages have progressed through the Assurance Process to Decision Point 5. The total programme cost is £32.01 million, including £1.22 million from District Partners.

(iii)       That an approval for development funding of £2.01 million be made to enable initial work on outline business cases for individual packages, subject to DfT funding being announced.

(iv)       That future programme approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at Decision Point 6 and 7 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director 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.

Lead officer: Kate Gifford


06/02/2020 - Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme ref: 728    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)            That the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

(ii)          That development costs of £1.9 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 4 (full business case) from the Local Growth Fund. The total project value is £27.283 million.

(iii)         That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with the Environment Agency for development expenditure of up to £1.9 million from the Local Growth fund.

(iv)         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.

Lead officer: Daisy Johnson


06/02/2020 - Enterprise Zone - Parry Lane ref: 730    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 5 (Full Business Case with Finalised Costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

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

(i)          That the EZ Parry Lane scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)         That the total cost of the scheme is £18.88 million. An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £8.081 million through the Local Growth 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).

(iii)        That development costs of £540,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case).

(iv)        That approval is given to enter into a Funding Agreement with the City of Bradford District & Metropolitan Council in order to assist in the development of the full business case for up to £540,000.

(v)         That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director 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.

Lead officer: Jess McNeill


06/02/2020 - Leeds City Region Mass Transit ref: 737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the emerging conclusions from the advanced urban transit market testing be noted.

 

(b)       That in advance of further capital approval being sought for mass transit development from the Combined Authority in April 2020 (subject to consideration through the Assurance Framework), early preparatory works to plan for mass transit across the Leeds City Region continue to be undertaken.


06/02/2020 - Corporate Planning and Performance ref: 739    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the information provided on corporate performance be noted.


06/02/2020 - Brexit ref: 733    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the organisational preparation being undertaken by the Combined Authority and LEP as the UK prepares to leave the European Union be endorsed.


06/02/2020 - Leeds City Region Sustainable Drainage Systems Guidance ref: 738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the final draft of the Leeds City Region Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) Guidance be approved.

 

 

 

 

 


06/02/2020 - Future Bus Options ref: 736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the current position in respect of the potential sale of First West Yorkshire be noted and the continuing work to identify the options available should the sale process proceed be endorsed.

 

(b)       That a further report be brought to a future meeting setting out the process and implications of adopting bus franchising powers.


06/02/2020 - Leeds City Region Local Assurance Framework ref: 734    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the changes made to the Local Assurance Framework, as set out in the submitted report be noted.

 

(b)       That the draft Assurance Framework be approved, subject to the incorporation of any further feedback.

 

(c)       That the Combined Authority delegates the Combined Authority’s Managing Director to finalise the content of the Assurance Framework in consultation with the Chair of the Combined Authority and the Chair of the LEP Board and to submit the document to Government by 28 February 2020.


06/02/2020 - Capital Spending and Project Approvals ref: 725    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of Leeds Transport Model Update 2020 –

 

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

 

(i)         That the Leeds Transport Model Update 2020 project proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)        That an indicative approval of £600,000 is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund towards a total scheme cost of £1.2 million with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has 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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(b)       In respect of York City Centre Access Improvements –

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

(i)         That the York City Centre Access Improvements scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £8.1 million is given from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)       That development costs of £355,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 3 (outline business case).

(iv)       That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £355,000 from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

(v)        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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances set out in the report.

(c)        In respect of Leeds City Region Future Mobility Zone –

 

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

 

(i)         That the Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) programme proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on the development of business cases for individual packages

(ii)        That an indicative approval to £30.793 million, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan (£2.75 million), the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (£0.763 million) and the Department for Transport FMZ fund (£27.28 million) is given with full approval to spend being granted as individual scheme or packages have progressed through the Assurance Process to Decision Point 5. The total programme cost is £32.01 million, including £1.22 million from District Partners.

(iii)       That an approval for development funding of £2.01 million be made to enable initial work on outline business cases for individual packages, subject to DfT funding being announced.

(iv)       That future programme approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at Decision Point 6 and 7 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director 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.

(d)       In respect of Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation –

 

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

(i)        That the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

(ii)       That development costs of £1.9 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 4 (full business case) from the Local Growth Fund. The total project value is £27.283 million.

(iii)      That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with the Environment Agency for development expenditure of up to £1.9 million from the Local Growth fund.

(iv)      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.

(e)       In respect of Corn Exchange Gateway –

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

(i)         That the Corn Exchange Gateway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £24.7 million is given, with £18.6 million to be funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and £6.1 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £25.6 million.

(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 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director 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.

(f)        In respect of Enterprise Zone: Parry Lane –

 

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

(i)         That the EZ Parry Lane scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)        That the total cost of the scheme is £18.88 million. An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £8.081 million through the Local Growth 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).

(iii)       That development costs of £540,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case).

(iv)       That approval is given to enter into a Funding Agreement with the City of Bradford District & Metropolitan Council in order to assist in the development of the full business case for up to £540,000.

(v)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director 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.

(g)       In respect of Leeds Inland Port -

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

(i)         That the Leeds Inland Port project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (Full business case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £3.17 million is given, to be funded from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £3.37 million.

(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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(h)       In respect of Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway –

 

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

(i)         That the Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)        That indicative approval to the total project value of £5 million has been given from the LPTIP fund 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).

(iii)       That the development costs of £4.5 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (Full business case), taking the total project approval to £5 million.

(iv)       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 Programme Appraisal Team (subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report), with decision point 5 approval through a delegation to the Investment Committee following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team.

(i)         In respect of Network Navigation –

 

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

(i)         That the Network Navigation (Leeds) scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (Full Business Case plus cost).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.8 million is given from the LPTIP fund 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).

(iii)       That development costs of £150,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £250,000.

(iv)       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 Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(j)         In respect of Moorthorpe Rail Car Park –

 

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

(i)         That the Moorthorpe Rail Car Park project proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

(ii)        That approval to the total project value of £778,551 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund. 

(iii)       That approval for the Combined Authority to enter into a Section 56 Funding Agreement with Arriva Rail North for expenditure of up to £635,000 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

(iv)       That approval for the Combined Authority to enter into a Basic Asset Protection Agreement with Network Rail for £32,000.

(v)       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.

(k)        In respect of Clifton Business Park –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves that a funding agreement be entered into with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £3.156 million from the Local Growth Fund for the Clifton Business Park (Enterprise Zone) as approved by the Combined Authority on 10 October 2019.

 


06/02/2020 - Budget and Business Plan 2020/21 ref: 724    Recommendations Approved

To approve the transport levy and revenue budget for 2020/21 for the Combined Authority.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the Combined Authority proposed revenue budget for 2020/21 be approved.

 

(b)       That the indicative capital programme and budget for 2019/20 – 2022/23 be approved.

 

(c)        That the 2020/21 business plan be approved.

 

(d)       That the Transport Committee be delegated to approve individual schemes within the integrated transport block of the 2020/21 capital programme up to a maximum cost of £3 million.

 

(e)       That in accordance with the powers contained in the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended) and by virtue of article 9(6) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Order and the Transport Levying Bodies Regulations 2015 (as amended) a levy of £103 million be determined for the year ended 31 March 2021.

 

(f)        That the Director, Corporate Services be authorised to issue the levy letter in respect of the financial year ending 31 March 2021 to the five District Councils in West Yorkshire.

 

(g)       That a payment of £5.09 million and of £3 million be made to the five District Councils in accordance with Table 2 of the report.

 

(h)       That authorisation be given to the Director, Corporate Services to arrange appropriate funding for all expenditure in 2019/20 and 2020/21 subject to statutory limitation, including the most appropriate application of capital funding as set out in the report.

 

(i)         That approval be made to the indicative expenditure of highways maintenance funding of £28.403 million and the pothole action fund of £1.594 million, to be paid quarterly to the West Yorkshire local authorities in accordance with the DfT formula, and for Director, Corporate Services to vary these amounts should DfT revise the payments from those provisionally indicated.

 

(j)         That approval be given to the continuing of the policy, effective from 2017/18, for recovering the Combined Authority costs of managing the capital programme against the capital programme spend being mainly Growth Deal, Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport.  For 2020/21 the estimated total value is £9.6 million (2% - 3% of the total capital programme).

 

(k)        That the adoption of the CIPFA Code of Practice for Treasury Management in Public Services be reaffirmed.

 

(l)         That the treasury management policy as set out in Appendix 4 be approved.

 

(m)      That the prudential limits for the next three years as set out in Appendix 4 be adopted.

 

Lead officer: Angela Taylor


05/02/2020 - ESIF SUD ref: 723    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2020 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the Investment Committee recommend to the Managing Authority that the outline application progress to a full application, and that the applicant strengthen the bid in light of the enhanced guidance provided by the Investment Committee in its role as Intermediate Body. 

 


05/02/2020 - Assurance Framework ref: 722    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2020 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the changes made to theLocal Assurance Framework, as set out in the submitted report, be noted.

 

(ii)             That the substantive form of the draft updated Assurance Framework document be approved.


05/02/2020 - Capital Spend and Project Approvals ref: 721    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2020 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

 

(i)              That in respect of the York City Centre Access Improvements the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the York City Centre Access Improvements scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £8.1 million is given from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(c)        That development costs of £355,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 3 (outline business case).

(d)        That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £355,000 from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

(e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 4 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances set out in this report.

(ii)             That in respect of the Leeds City Region Future Mobility Zone the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) programme proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on the development of business cases for individual packages

(b)        That an indicative approval to £30.793 million, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan (£2.75 million), the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (£0.763 million) and the Department for Transport FMZ fund (£27.28 million) is given with full approval to spend being granted as individual scheme or packages have progressed through the Assurance Process to Decision Point 5. The total programme cost is £32.01 million, including £1.22 million from District Partners.

(c)        That an approval for development funding of £2.01 million be made to enable initial work on outline business cases for individual packages, subject to DfT funding being announced.

(d)        That future programme approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at Decision Point 6 and 7 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report

(iii)           That in respect of the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case)

(b)        That development costs of £1.9 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 4 (full business case) from the Local Growth Fund. The total project value is £27.283 million.

(c)        That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with the Environment Agency for development expenditure of up to £1.9 million from the Local Growth fund.

(d)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this 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 this report.

(iv)           That in respect of the Corn Exchange Gateway the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Corn Exchange Gateway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £24.7 million be given, with £18.6 million to be funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and £6.1 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £25.6 million.

(c)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 4 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(v)            That in respect of the Enterprise Zone: Parry Lane the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        That the EZ Parry Lane scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        That the total cost of the scheme is £18.88 million. An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £8.081 million through the Local Growth 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).

(c)        That development costs of £540,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case).

(d)        That approval is given to enter into a Funding Agreement with the City of Bradford District & Metropolitan Council in order to assist in the development of the full business case for up to £540,000.

(e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 4 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

(vi)           That in respect of the Leeds inland port project the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Leeds Inland Port project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (Full business case).

(b)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £3.17 million be given, to be funded from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £3.37 million.

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

(vii)         That in respect of the Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(b)        That an Indicative approval to the total project value of £5 million has been given from the LPTIP fund 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)        That the development costs of £4.5 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (Full business case), taking the total project approval to £5 million.

(d)        That future approvals be made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report, including at decision point 4 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team (subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report), with decision point 5 approval through a delegation to the Investment Committee following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team.

(viii)        That in respect of the Network Navigation scheme the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        The Network Navigation (Leeds) scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (Full Business Case plus cost).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total project value of £1.8 million is given from the LPTIP fund 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 £150,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £250,000.

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

(ix)           That in respect of the Moorthorpe Rail Car Park project the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority:

(a)        That the Moorthorpe Rail Car Park project proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

(b)        That approval to the total project value of £778,551 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund. 

(c)        That approval for the Combined Authority to enter into a Section 56 Funding Agreement with Arriva Rail North for expenditure of up to £635,000 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

(d)        That approval for the Combined Authority to enter into a Basic Asset Protection Agreement with Network Rail for £32,000.

(e)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this 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 this report.

(x)            That in respect of the Superfast West Yorkshire and York Contract 3 the Investment Committee approved:

(a)        That the change request to the SBWYY Contract 3 project to deliver the rural element at the total project value to £7.276 million.

(b)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £7.276 million from the funding sources outlined in this report for which the Combined Authority is the accountable body 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)

(c)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision 5 (full business case with finalised costs) through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 


13/12/2019 - Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) – Development Funding for Partner Councils – amendment to contribution to Bradford Council ref: 720    Recommendations Approved


To enable partner councils to continue to progress development of their individual Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) schemes.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To approve:
• The amendment to the Combined Authority’s contribution to Bradford Council of up to £415,000 (£215,000 more than the original approval of 29 November 2019) from the West Yorkshire + Transport Fund (WY+TF) Transformation Programme to fund TCF development work in the short term. This takes the overall Combined Authority contribution from the WY+TF Transformation Programme to fund TCF development work in the short term to £1.324 million compared to the approval of £1.109 from the RfD of 29 November 2019.
• That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with Bradford Council for the amended expenditure of up to £415,000 as outlined above.

Lead officer: Ben Still


13/12/2019 - Resource Efficiency Fund 2 ref: 719    Recommendations Approved

To enable work to commence on the delivery Resource Efficiency Fund 2, building on the success of REF 1 by supporting SMEs identify and implement cost effective improvements in energy and resource efficiency. It will do this by removing the barriers preventing SMEs investing in energy and resource efficiency, through provision of information, advice, guidance and financial support.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To approve that:

The Resource Efficiency Fund 2 project proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

Full approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2,616,552, which will be funded from £2.000 million ERDF funding for Leeds City Region and £616,552 from the Leeds City Region Local Growth Fund, is given. The total project value for the Leeds City Region is £4,453,819

Full approval to the Combined Authority to manage the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership’s contribution of £1,031,028 which will be funded from £822,718 ERDF funding for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region and £208,310 from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Growth Fund, is given. The total project value for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region is £1,645,420.

The Combined Authority enters into the relevant Funding Agreements with North Yorkshire County Council and MHCLG.

Lead officer: Ben Still


13/12/2019 - New Bolton Woods ref: 718    Recommendations Approved

To enable delivery of a further 26 homes as part of phase 3 of the New Bolton Woods development to the north of Bradford city centre.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To approve that
• The change request to the New Bolton Woods scheme to increase the Combined Authority funding from £3.6 million to £3.96 million (+10%) is approved.
• The increase in housing outputs from 145 to 171 is approved.
• The Combined Authority enters into an amendment to the Funding Agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure of up to £3.96 million

Lead officer: Ben Still


13/12/2019 - Corridor Improvement Programme (CIP) – Development Funding ref: 717    Recommendations Approved

To enable the further development of individual projects to be included in Phase 2 of the CIP.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

To approve:
• The Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £650,000 from the West Yorkshire + Transport Fund Transformation pot for programme development work to establish the schemes which will be part of the second phase of CIP.
• That £500,000 of the £650,000 budget is available to be utilised for consultant support.
• That £150,000 of the £650,000 budget is available to be utilised by Partner Councils for the development of CIP Phase 2
• That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with each partner council for expenditure up to £150,000, for a specific amount to be confirmed by the CIP Programme Board.

Lead officer: Ben Still


31/01/2020 - Stourton Park & Ride ref: 716    Recommendations Approved

To enable delivery to commence on the new park and ride site adjacent to the M621 Junction 7 in Stourton, Leeds, which when completed would accommodate a maximum of 1,200 car parking spaces as well as providing a very high quality, all-electric bus service to Leeds city centre.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 31/01/2020

Decision:

To approve that:
• The Stourton Park & Ride project proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).
• Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £35.67 million funded from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme fund, is given. The total project value is £38.5 million.
• The Combined Authority adds a project schedule to the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £35.67 million from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still