Decisions

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Decisions published

11/09/2020 - CityConnect Phase 3 – Castleford Greenway Phase 4 ref: 894    Recommendations Approved

To enable delivery to commence on a 1.3km off-road greenway link to the Trans-Pennine Trail from the existing Wakefield to Castleford cycle routes being delivered through the CityConnect programme. This will address a missing off-road cycle link within the Methley area cycle network, and provide a complete route between Leeds, Wakefield, and Castleford.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/09/2020

Effective from: 11/09/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

• The CityConnect Phase 3: Castleford Greenway Phase 4 scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

• Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £371,686.25 (which will be funded through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund) is given. The total project value is £371,686.25.

• The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Sustrans for expenditure up to £356,686.25 from West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund.

Lead officer: Ben Still


11/09/2020 - Transforming Travel Centres ref: 893    Recommendations Approved

To enable development work to continue on the scheme which aims to deliver remodelled travel centres in Bradford, Huddersfield and Pontefract bus stations, bringing them in line with banks and other retailers by increasing the number of self-service machines and providing a balance of face to face counter service and self-service, thus reducing customer queueing time.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/09/2020

Effective from: 11/09/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

• The change request to the Transforming Travel Centre project, to increase the development costs by £51,000, bringing the total development costs to £101,000, to continue the scheme’s progression to decision point 2 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process, is approved. The scheme is funded through the LTP.

Lead officer: Ben Still


04/09/2020 - Covid 19 - Impacts and Recovery ref: 891    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the Committee considers an update of the Transport Recovery Plan at the November Committee meeting.

 

(ii)             That the delegated decision-making arrangement approved by the Committee on 13 March be maintained for use on urgent matters relating to the COVID-19 emergency and reviewed at the next meeting.

 

 


04/09/2020 - Carbon Reduction Pathways and Connectivity Plan Update ref: 892    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

 

Resolved:   

 

(i)              That the proposed timetable to produce, and engagement on, the connectivity plan and pipeline identified in paragraph 2.30 be approved.

 

(ii)             That a further report to its 20 November 2020 meeting to provide details of the connectivity plan and pipeline and the proposals for public and stakeholder engagement, to consider approval to consult on the plan be considered at the next meeting.

 

(iii)           That the committee agrees to hold a workshop at a date to be confirmed with Members of Transport Committee and Portfolio Holders to provide input to the production of the connectivity plan and pipeline and the proposals for public and stakeholder engagement.

 


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund ref: 872    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(a)    That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(b)   That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(c)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(d)   That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(e)   That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(f)    That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(g)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Warm Homes Fund ref: 880    Recommendations Approved

The Warm Homes Fund - Wakefield will provide support for vulnerable, low income, fuel poor homeowners to switch from inefficient solid fuel or electric heating to gas central heating for the first time or to improve their heating system to more efficient models. It also provides loft and cavity wall insulation where applicable to provide a 'whole house' solution. The scheme would be targeted at deprived, fuel poor households off the gas network and in old energy inefficient properties using local intelligence and stock energy efficiency data.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Vicky Dumbrell


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Park and Ride Temple Green Expansion ref: 884    Recommendations Approved

Expansion of existing operational park and ride facility within the Aire Valley Enterprise Zone by an additional 400 spaces. This project is important to support recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown through ensuring the accessibility of the City Centre. The facility serves the eastern part of the city intercepting car journeys from the M1, providing a high frequency 10 minute bus journey to the city centre.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Angie Shearon


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Leeds Liverpool Canal ref: 883    Recommendations Approved

This scheme will support completion of the remaining 2km of canal towpath on the Leeds Liverpool Canal that will provide a continuous walking and cycling route from Leeds City Centre towards the Yorkshire Dales providing an all-weather route that will help boost tourism and leisure throughout the year providing support to the local economy all year round, as well as providing a sustainable, low-cost, travel link to access local employment and skills opportunities. This will not only boost the local area but also beyond to areas like the World Heritage Site at Saltaire and out to the Yorkshire Dales through West Yorkshires towns and villages.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Kate Thompson


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Leeds City Centre 'Grey to Green' ref: 876    Recommendations Approved

Package of people and climate change focused infrastructure to supplement and accelerate multi-modal transport benefits committed though LPTIP and WYTF.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Kate Thompson


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Knottingley Skills, Business and Services Hub ref: 886    Recommendations Approved

The scheme is to develop and upgrade the existing Kellingley Club to create a central Skills, Business and Services Hub which will deliver the following:
- A centralised Skills, Business and Services facility that will support skills and employability, create growth and jobs and community led economic development within the local area.
- Enterprise advise and business mentoring to new start businesses. The facility will provide a base for businesses to undertake learning from industry experts and peers. There is currently a void in this provision based locally within Knottingley.
- A venue that will promote and educate through a range of community based active lifestyles and sport initiatives, increasing health and wellbeing within the area.
- A facility that will bring together a range of existing and new businesses, community groups and Council services that will work collectively to support the community and surrounding areas.
- To provide a building that is sustainable and have minimum impact on the environment which assists in supporting the Councils Climate and Environment agenda.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Henry Rigg


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Huddersfield George Hotel acquisition and remedial works ref: 874    Recommendations Approved

The George Hotel is a Grade 2 listed building closed since 2013. It’s strategic location adjacent to the Railway station and gateway to Huddersfield affords an opportunity to redevelop the Hotel as a mixed-use facility including offices and leisure facilities. The Hotel plays a prominent role in the delivery of the Huddersfield Blueprint, a ten-year masterplan to modernise the town centre. Acquisition and essential remedial works for the George will provide an investment opportunity to deliver a better balanced town centre, new and improved Grade A office space, and act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the town centre.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Dave Haskins


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Holbeck Phase 2 Victorian Terrace Retrofit ref: 878    Recommendations Approved

Phase 2a of a neighbourhood renewal scheme in the Holbeck area. This delivers holistic energy efficiency improvements, including external wall and roof insulation and improvements to the streetscene including bin yards. The scheme also tackles issues such as access to services, training and job opportunities, fire and electrical safety, structural repairs, home security and anti-social behaviour.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Kate Thompson


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund – Halifax Beech Hill ref: 879    Recommendations Approved

Phase 2 will bring numerous health and financial benefits to the residents and property owners. EPC ratings will be improved to C for each home with an estimated 52 out of the 70 low income households taken out of fuel poverty. By reducing domestic CO2 emissions, the scheme will help to tackle the climate emergency. Furthermore, the scheme is part of a wider investment programme for the surrounding area which will see an investment of c£35m in total through the conversion of Martins Mill, the 107 new homes in phase 1 and planned improvements to the local highway network, local shopping centre, and police station.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Chris Brunold


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Enterprise Zones Bradford Parry Lane and Wakefield Langthwaite ref: 887    Recommendations Approved

Parry Lane - The scheme will deliver de-risking, infrastructure and enabling works to unlock the site for future development of new modern industrial accommodation to meet market demand.

Langthwaite - The scheme is to deliver an extension to the existing industrial estate by providing enabling infrastructure including an access road to open up the site for further development.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Jess McNeill


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Dewsbury Arcade ref: 881    Recommendations Approved

Restoring and reopening the Arcade is a key project within the Dewsbury Blueprint, a ten-year plan for the regeneration of Dewsbury town centre. Located within the heart of Dewsbury Town Centre, the project involves reopening the vacant Grade 2 listed Victorian Arcade, for small, local independent businesses.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Kate Thompson


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Business Growth Programme ref: 873    Recommendations Approved

Capital investment grants for businesses that can deliver jobs growth and safeguarding focussed on productivity, innovation, digital, resource efficiency and new start enterprises.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Lorna Holroyd


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Business Gigabit Voucher Scheme ref: 885    Recommendations Approved

It is proposed that:
- A multi-functional task force is created to work with local business clusters and communities.
- The project introduces a per site connection voucher from £7000 per business to £2500 per residence.
- Funding for the task force to focus on key areas that have been hit hard by Covid-19 (SME’s, Care Homes) also for the promotion of the voucher scheme to install Gigabit capable broadband and include bespoke support on how to best exploit the new technology.
- Installing local wireless and 4G/5G networks to support the community at up to 20 locations.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Catherine Lunn


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Brighouse A6025 Reconstruction ref: 875    Recommendations Approved

Reconstruction of A6025 Park Road and advance delivery of sustainable travel measures being developed to access the proposed Elland Rail Station.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Dave Haskins


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Bradford One City Park ref: 877    Recommendations Approved

The scheme includes the development of over 5000 square metres of new Grade 'A' office space at the heart of Bradford's City Centre Business and Cultural district. This scheme is critical to Bradford's economic recovery and establishing a strong commercial sector in the city centre.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Polly Hutton


04/09/2020 - Getting Building Fund - Bradford 'City Village' Phase 1 ref: 882    Recommendations Approved

The project proposes the delivery of a first phase of a 10 year plan to deliver the Bradford 'City Village' by repurposing and revitalising a failing area of the city centre that was previously the beating heart of its commercial and retail sectors.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority approves:

(i)        That the Getting Building Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic business case).

(ii)      That each project commences work on activity 4 (full business case) or where relevant a change request is brought forward where the project is an extension to an existing Combined Authority project / programme.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £52.60 million to be funded through the Getting Building Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once each of the projects has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)     That programme development costs of up to £1 million (2%) and project development costs of £2.63 million (5%) are approved in order to progress the projects to decision point 4 (full business case) and  allocation of these development costs to the individual projects is delegated to the Director of Delivery.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enter into funding agreements with Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council and Wakefield Council and other partners, including Canal and River Trust, as necessary for expenditure of up to £2.63 million collectively from the Getting Building Fund (the allocation per project / partner council to be delegated to the Director of Delivery).

(vi)     That the assurance tolerances:

·            Any programme cost increase remains within 2% as set out in the submitted report and reallocation of funding between the projects is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director.

·            Delivery timescales remain within those set out in the submitted report.

(vii)    That future approvals are made by the Investment Committee at decision point 4 and through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director at decision point 5 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 submitted report.

Lead officer: Dave Haskins


04/09/2020 - Adult Education Budget Devolution ref: 888    Recommendations Approved

As part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal the Adult Education Budget will be devolved to the Mayoral Combined Authority, to a value of c£63million per year. The report to be considered at Combined Authority on 4 September sets out the AEB Strategy for endorsement, including priorities, approach to commissioning and approach to management of the AEB.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Adult Education Budget (AEB) Strategy be approved. 

Lead officer: Catherine Lunn


04/09/2020 - Strategic Economic Framework ref: 889    Recommendations Approved

Adoption of the Strategic Economic Framework as the new, overarching strategy for the City Region E

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the Combined Authority endorse and adopt the concept and content of the Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) and welcome the launch of the SEF as the new overarching economic framework for the region’s policies and strategies.

 

(b)       That the draft text setting out the vision for West Yorkshire, attached at Appendix 1 to the report be approved. 

 

(c)        That the Combined Authority agree that the SEP expires at the end of March 2021, and continues to be used for Growth Deal programmes until then.

 

(d)       That the Combined Authority agree to the intention for future policies, strategies and changes to the SEF to be brought to the advisory panels, LEP Board and Combined Authority for consideration as appropriate.

 

(e)       That regular reviews and updates on the SEF be brought back to the Combined Authority every six months and that future reports on policies indicate whether a consequential change is required to the SEF.

 

(f)        That further detail on proposed indicators for individual policy areas be brought to future meetings.

 

Lead officer: Emma Longbottom


04/09/2020 - Brownfield Housing Fund ref: 858    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through decision point 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Brownfield Housing Fund Programme -

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

(i)     That the Brownfield Housing Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case) and activity 4 (full business case) for individual schemes coming through the programme.

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £66.779 million is given from the Brownfield Housing Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iii)   That development costs of £5 million from the Brownfield Housing Fund are approved in order to develop and manage the programme and design and develop individual schemes to the next decision point.

(iv)   That delegation of allocation of development costs and to enter into funding and legal agreements with Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield, Calderdale and Leeds Councils and associated development activity as outlined in this report to a total combined value of £5 million from the Brownfield Housing Fund, is given to the Combined Authority’s Director of Delivery to enable programme development and individual projects to progress to the next decision point.

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at the next decision point through delegation to the Investment 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. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Judith Furlonger


04/09/2020 - Enterprise Zone - Langthwaite ref: 870    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to proceed through decision point 3 (Outline Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Enterprise Zone – Langthwaite -

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

(i)     That the Langthwaite Enterprise Zone scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £5.55 million is given made up from the Local Growth Fund (£1.26 million) and Getting Building Fund (£4.29 million) 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 approval be given to development costs of £1.26 million from the Local Growth Fund to develop the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), including funding to Wakefield Council to deliver the road, pre-construction enabling works and project development funding for the Combined Authority to develop and progress the scheme to the next decision point.

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for an amount within the £1.26 million development costs from Local Growth Fund, the amount to be confirmed by the Programme team.

(v)    That funding reallocation between the Getting Building Fund and Local Growth Funding element be approved, to maximise efficient and timely use of the Local Growth Fund where allowed.

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

Lead officer: Jess McNeill


04/09/2020 - Tong Street A650 Highway ref: 868    Recommendations Approved

Approval to proceed through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Tong Street A650 Highway -

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

(i)     That the Tong Street A650 Highway scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £20 million to be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund be 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 project cost is estimated to be up to £24.49 million.

(iii)   That additional development costs of £2.53 million be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case), taking the total scheme approval to £2.715 million. 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure of up to £2.715 million 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 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: James Bennett


04/09/2020 - Statement of Common Ground ref: 890    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the revised Statement of Common Ground (2020) be endorsed.


04/09/2020 - Capital Spending and Project Approvals ref: 855    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of TCF: Dewsbury–Batley–Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor –

 

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

 

(i)        That the Dewsbury–Batley–Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor package project 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 £6 million is granted from the Transforming Cities 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 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(b)       In respect of CIP Phase 2 Delivery –

 

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

 

(i)      That the CIP Phase 2 Programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on individual schemes to activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total programme value of    £47.35 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That approval be given to development costs of £4 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund of which £3 million to fund business case development costs in order to progress schemes within CIP Phase 2 to decision point 3 (outline business case) and £1 million to be allocated to support programme resilience and contingency.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with: Kirklees council for expenditure up to £600,000; Calderdale council for expenditure up to £600,000; Bradford council for expenditure up to £670,000; Wakefield council for expenditure up to £1.13 million; all 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 (full business case) and decision point 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 the report.

 

(c)        In respect of Brownfield Housing Fund Programme –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Brownfield Housing Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case) and activity 4 (full business case) for individual schemes coming through the programme.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £66.779 million is given from the Brownfield Housing Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That development costs of £5 million from the Brownfield Housing Fund are approved in order to develop and manage the programme and design and develop individual schemes to the next decision point.

 

(iv)      That delegation of allocation of development costs and to enter into funding and legal agreements with Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield, Calderdale and Leeds Councils and associated development activity as outlined in this report to a total combined value of £5 million from the Brownfield Housing Fund, is given to the Combined Authority’s Director of Delivery to enable programme development and individual projects to progress to the next decision point.

 

(v)       That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at the next decision point through delegation to the Investment 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. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(d)       In respect of Active and Sustainable Travel across Bradford City Centre –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Active and Sustainable Travel in Bradford City Centre package project 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 package value up to £30 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That development costs of £1.67 million to complete Outline Business Case development be approved. This will bring the total project approval to £2.15 million.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for development costs of £1.67 million from Transforming Cities Fund, taking the total project approval to £2.15 million.

 

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(e)       In respect of Connecting employment and skills centres in Dewsbury –

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

 

(i)     That the Connecting Employment and Skills Centres in Dewsbury/ Active and Sustainable Travel in Dewsbury package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Dewsbury Bus Station Replacement and Dewsbury town centre pedestrian and cycle improvement projects.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £16 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package 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 Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(f)        In respect of South Bradford Bus Park & Ride and Expressway –

 

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

 

(i)    That the South Bradford Bus Park and Ride and Expressway project 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 package value of £20 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That £335,000 of development costs have been approved to date for this scheme and a further £1.02 million development funding is be approved from the Transforming Cities Fund are requested to take the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total funding approved to £1.36 million.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for this scheme up to £1.02 million from the Transforming Cities Fund bringing the total scheme approval to £1.34 million.

 

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(g)       In respect of Network Navigation - West Yorkshire –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Network Navigation project 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 package value of £15.20 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund and £300,000 from Integrated Transport Bloc funding with full approval to spend once the package 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(h)       In respect of Transforming access to Bradford Interchange from employment areas - Bradford Interchange Station Access –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Transforming Access to Bradford Interchange package 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 Combined Authority funding of £13.2 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   Development costs of £350,000 have been approved for this project to date. A further £2.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund be approved to progress to decision point 3 (outline business case).

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for additional development costs of up to £2.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, taking the total amount approved to £3.04 million.

 

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(i)         In respect of City Connect Phase 3 Canals –

 

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

 

(i)     That the CityConnect Phase 3 canalsproject proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case)and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with final costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.363 millionis granted 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 (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 Programme Appraisal Team.  This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(j)         In respect of Transforming Access to Brighouse and Elland Railway Stations –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Transforming Cycling and Walking Access in Brighouse and Elland Railways Stations package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? (strategic outline case) and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Brighouse Cycling and Walking Improvement Scheme and activity 4 (full business case) for the Elland Station Access scheme.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.40 million, £5.42 million which will be funded from the Transforming Cities Fund and £1.98 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (Elland station and access package) 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 future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(k)       In respect of Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) package 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 value of Combined Authority funding £16 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That the Combined Authority approve further development costs to progress this scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) of £80,000, taking the total approved to £350,000 and enter into an amended funding agreement with Kirklees Council for an additional £80,000 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 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(l)         In respect of West Bradford - Cycle Superhighway –

 

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

 

(i)     That the West Bradford – Cycle Superhighway package 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 package value of £17.5 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   Development costs of £175,000 have been approved for this project to date. A further £1.25 million from the Transforming Cities Fund be approved for developments costs in order to progress the project to decision point 3 (outline business case).

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement for this scheme with Bradford Council for an additional £1.25 million for development costs from the Transforming Cities Fund, taking total approved to £1.43 million.

 

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(m)      In respect of Tong Street A650 Highway –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Tong Street A650 Highway scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £20 million to be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund be 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 project cost is estimated to be up to £24.49 million.

 

(iii)   That additional development costs of £2.53 million be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case), taking the total scheme approval to £2.715 million. 

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure of up to £2.715 million 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 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.

 

(n)       In respect of A660 Headingley Hills –

 

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

 

(i)    That the A660 Headingley Hill scheme 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 £5.1 millionis granted from a funding source to be identified before the next decision point, 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 £825,807 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for £825,807 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 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.

 

(o)       In respect of Enterprise Zone – Langthwaite –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Langthwaite Enterprise Zone scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £5.55 million is given made up from the Local Growth Fund (£1.26 million) and Getting Building Fund (£4.29 million) 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 approval be given to development costs of £1.26 million from the Local Growth Fund to develop the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), including funding to Wakefield Council to deliver the road, pre-construction enabling works and project development funding for the Combined Authority to develop and progress the scheme to the next decision point.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for an amount within the £1.26 million development costs from Local Growth Fund, the amount to be confirmed by the Programme team.

(v)    That funding reallocation between the Getting Building Fund and Local Growth Funding element be approved, to maximise efficient and timely use of the Local Growth Fund where allowed.

 

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

 

(p)       In respect of A61 North –

 

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

 

(i)     That the A61(North) scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £4.41 million be given from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme 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 £117,607 be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 taking the total scheme approval to £923,062 and approval of £892,141 for construction work undertaken at risk on package three, the Moortown Corner junction element, taking the total scheme approval to £1,815,203.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a variation of the existing LPTIP Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £1,815,203 from the LPTIP 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 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 the report.

 

(q)       In respect of Additional Approval – Growing Places Fund –

 

The Combined Authority approves that authority is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Section 73 officer, upon receipt of a written request from a loan holder and giving consideration to all relevant matters,to approve and vary any terms of repayment of individual Growing Places Fund loans, with any variations to be subsequently reported to the Business Investment Panel for information. 

 

(r)        In respect of Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel Funding –

 

The Combined Authority delegates authority to the Investment Committee to approve:

 

(i)     The Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel Assurance Framework pathway and approvals.

 

(ii)    The expenditure of Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel funding that is allocated to the Combined Authority. Presently, this is £10.053 million, but this could vary as the final allocation is dependent on satisfactory plans being submitted to government that set out the proposals to be delivered.

 

(iii)   The allocation of the DfT Emergency Active Travel funding between the Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire partners.


04/09/2020 - Covid-19 ref: 854    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the progress on the delivery and development of the response to the COVID-19 crisis be noted.

 

(b)       That the first version of the West Yorkshire COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan and supporting detailed propositions be endorsed.


04/09/2020 - CityConnect Phase 3 Canals ref: 864    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the CityConnect Phase 3 Canals scheme to proceed through decision point 3 (Outline Business Case).R

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of City Connect Phase 3 Canals -

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

(i)     That the CityConnect Phase 3 canalsproject proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case)and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with final costs).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.363 millionis granted 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 (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 Programme Appraisal Team.  This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Robert Griffiths


04/09/2020 - A660 Headingley Hills ref: 869    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 3 (Outline Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of A660 Headingley Hills -

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

(i)    That the A660 Headingley Hill scheme 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 £5.1 millionis granted from a funding source to be identified before the next decision point, 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 £825,807 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for £825,807 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 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: James Bennett


04/09/2020 - Corridor Improvement Programme Phase 2 ref: 857    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of CIP Phase 2 Delivery –

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

(i)      That the CIP Phase 2 Programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on individual schemes to activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total programme value of    £47.35 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That approval be given to development costs of £4 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund of which £3 million to fund business case development costs in order to progress schemes within CIP Phase 2 to decision point 3 (outline business case) and £1 million to be allocated to support programme resilience and contingency.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with: Kirklees council for expenditure up to £600,000; Calderdale council for expenditure up to £600,000; Bradford council for expenditure up to £670,000; Wakefield council for expenditure up to £1.13 million; all 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 (full business case) and decision point 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 the report.

Lead officer: James Bennett


04/09/2020 - City Connect Extension to West Bradford - Cycle Superhighway Extension ref: 867    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of West Bradford - Cycle Superhighway -

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

(i)     That the West Bradford – Cycle Superhighway package 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 package value of £17.5 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)   Development costs of £175,000 have been approved for this project to date. A further £1.25 million from the Transforming Cities Fund be approved for developments costs in order to progress the project to decision point 3 (outline business case)

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement for this scheme with Bradford Council for an additional £1.25 million for development costs from the Transforming Cities Fund, taking total approved to £1.43 million

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Transforming Access to Brighouse and Elland Railway Stations ref: 865    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Transforming Access to Brighouse and Elland Railway Stations -

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

(i)     That the Transforming Cycling and Walking Access in Brighouse and Elland Railways Stations package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? (strategic outline case) and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Brighouse Cycling and Walking Improvement Scheme and activity 4 (full business case) for the Elland Station Access scheme.

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.40 million, £5.42 million which will be funded from the Transforming Cities Fund and £1.98 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (Elland station and access package) 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 future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) ref: 866    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) -

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

(i)     That the Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) package 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 value of Combined Authority funding £16 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iii)   That the Combined Authority approve further development costs to progress this scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) of £80,000, taking the total approved to £350,000 and enter into an amended funding agreement with Kirklees Council for an additional £80,000 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 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Connecting employment and skills centres in Dewsbury ref: 860    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:     In respect of Connecting employment and skills centres in Dewsbury –

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

(i)     That the Connecting Employment and Skills Centres in Dewsbury/ Active and Sustainable Travel in Dewsbury package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Dewsbury Bus Station Replacement and Dewsbury town centre pedestrian and cycle improvement projects.

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £16 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package 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 Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - South Bradford Park & Ride and Smart Guideway ref: 861    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of South Bradford Bus Park & Ride and Expressway –

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

(i)    That the South Bradford Bus Park and Ride and Expressway project 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 package value of £20 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)   That £335,000 of development costs have been approved to date for this scheme and a further £1.02 million development funding is be approved from the Transforming Cities Fund are requested to take the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total funding approved to £1.36 million

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for this scheme up to £1.02 million from the Transforming Cities Fund bringing the total scheme approval to £1.34 million

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Active and Sustainable Travel in Bradford ref: 859    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Active and Sustainable Travel across Bradford City Centre -

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

(i)     That the Active and Sustainable Travel in Bradford City Centre package project 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 package value up to £30 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)   That development costs of £1.67 million to complete Outline Business Case development be approved. This will bring the total project approval to £2.15 million.

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for development costs of £1.67 million from Transforming Cities Fund, taking the total project approval to £2.15 million.

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Network Navigation - West Yorkshire ref: 862    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Network Navigation - West Yorkshire -

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

(i)     That the Network Navigation project 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 package value of £15.20 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund and £300,000 from Integrated Transport Bloc funding with full approval to spend once the package 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Bradford Interchange Station Access ref: 863    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of Transforming access to Bradford Interchange from employment areas - Bradford Interchange Station Access -

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

(i)     That the Transforming Access to Bradford Interchange package 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 Combined Authority funding of £13.2 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iii)   Development costs of £350,000 have been approved for this project to date. A further £2.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund be approved to progress to decision point 3 (outline business case).

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for additional development costs of up to £2.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, taking the total amount approved to £3.04 million.

(v)    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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - Dewsbury-Batley-Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor ref: 856    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of TCF: Dewsbury–Batley–Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor –

 

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

(i)            That the Dewsbury–Batley–Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor package project 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 £6 million is granted from the Transforming Cities 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 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


04/09/2020 - A61 North ref: 871    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 4 (Full Business Case) and work commence on Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  In respect of A61 North -

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

(i)     That the A61(North) scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £4.41 million be given from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme 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 £117,607 be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 taking the total scheme approval to £923,062 and approval of £892,141 for construction work undertaken at risk on package three, the Moortown Corner junction element, taking the total scheme approval to £1,815,203.

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a variation of the existing LPTIP Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £1,815,203 from the LPTIP 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 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 the report.

Lead officer: Andrew Norman


28/08/2020 - Corporate Technology Programme – Meeting Room Technology ref: 853    Recommendations Approved

To enable the Combined Authority to complete the procurement and installation of Meeting Room Systems and technology to the required standards. This comprising Audio-Visual equipment – screens and Video Conferencing equipment; and Meeting Room Booking panels and booking systems.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 28/08/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

• The change request to the Meeting Room Technology project to increase the budget by £120,000 is approved. This increases the Corporate Technology Programme by £120,000 to £4.035 million.

Lead officer: Angela Taylor


28/08/2020 - Digital Inward Investment Fund/Strategic Inward Investment Fund ref: 852    Recommendations Approved

To enable the Combined Authority to actively support businesses impacted by COVID-19 by the introduction of a new Digital Resilience Fund supporting up to 200 businesses, while the merged DIIF and SIIF would also be used more flexibly in response to Covid-19.

To enable the merged DIIF and SIIF funding to be utilised more flexibly to support the needs of businesses in the City Region as well as inward investment projects.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 28/08/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

• The Digital Inward Investment Fund (DIIF) and the Strategic Inward Investment Fund (SIIF) are combined into one pot, which can be used more flexibly to support businesses in the Leeds City Region, who are growing and creating new jobs, as well as those who are responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19. This will create one fund with a total allocation of £13.45 million, of which £4.22 million has already been committed to businesses.

• The eligibility criteria for the Digital Inward Investment Fund is extended to enable grant to be provided to businesses from all sectors making investments in digital technologies and equipment to enable staff to work from home.

Lead officer: Angela Taylor