Decisions

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Decisions published

20/11/2020 - A629 (Phase1b) – Elland Wood Bottom to Salterhebble Hill ref: 941    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the A629 (Phase1b) – Elland Wood Bottom to Salterhebble Hill Activity 4 (Full Business Case) and work commence on Activity 5 (Full Business Case with Finalised Costs).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision published: 04/12/2020

Effective from: 15/12/2020

Decision:

To approve that

·       The A629 Phase 1b (part 1) scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

 

·       Approval to the A629 Phase 1b (part 1) scheme value of £5.810 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF), taking the total approval from the WY+TF to £11.48 million.

 

·       An indicative approval to the A629 Phase 1b (part 2) scheme value of £15.32 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF), with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has fully progressed through decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs) of the assurance process.

 

·       The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £11.48 million from the WY+TF fund.

 

Lead officer: Caroline Coy


20/11/2020 - Enterprise Zone: Parry Lane ref: 934    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 27/11/2020

Effective from: 08/12/2020

Decision:

To approve that

·        Approval to an additional £1.276 million funding from the Local Growth Fund (LGF) for the Parry Lane Enterprise Zone scheme, taking the total approval to £1.886 million from the LGF is given. The total scheme value is £7.066 million.

·        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure up to £0.141 million from the LGF.

 

Lead officer: Sara Brook


20/11/2020 - LPTIP: A61 North ref: 933    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 27/11/2020

Effective from: 08/12/2020

Decision:

To approve that

·        The A61 North scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 - Delivery.

 

·        Approval to the total scheme value of £4.413 million, to be funded from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme, is given

 

·        The Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £4.413 million from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme fund.

 

 

Lead officer: Andrew Norman


20/11/2020 - Rail Vision ref: 927    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the draft Rail Vision document be approved.

 

(ii)             That the draft Rail Vision document to be considered by the Combined Authority for public engagement as part of the wider Connectivity Plan suite of documents be endorsed.

 


20/11/2020 - Bus Network Sustainability and Post COVID Recovery ref: 926    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the way forward to support the bus service as it recovers from the effects of the COVID emergency be endorsed the work towards the development of an Enhanced Partnership be initiated.

 

(ii)             That the findings of the West Yorkshire Strategic Bus Network Review and its inclusion as part of the draft Connectivity Plan be endorsed.

 


20/11/2020 - Concessionary bus fares for Under 19s ref: 925    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the Fare Deal for Young People as set out in this report be endorsed.

 

(ii)             That the West Yorkshire Concessionary Travel Scheme be amended as set out in this report and published come into effect from 1 April 2021.

 

(iii)           That the new fare structure be introduced on the lifting of COVID restrictions with a provisional date of 15 February 2021.

 

(iv)           That any amendment to this date will be made in consultation with the Chair of Transport Committee and notified to members of the Committee.

 


20/11/2020 - Leeds City Region Transport Update ref: 930    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

(i)       That the updates provided in this report be noted.

(ii)      That the updated spend profile for the Smartcard and Information Programmes as set out in this report be approved

(iii)      That the revision of the Integrated Transport Block Programme to accommodate the upgrading of the Real Time system as set out in this report be approved.

 


20/11/2020 - Developer Contributions update and Developer Advice Note ref: 928    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the updates provided in the report be noted.

 

(ii)             That the updated spend profile for the Smartcard and Information Programmes as set out in this report be approved.

 

(iii)           That the revision of the Integrated Transport Block Programme to accommodate the upgrading of the Real Time system as set out in this report be approved.

 


20/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Connectivity Infrastructure Plan: Investing in the future of West Yorkshire ref: 929    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the verbal update from the Transport Committee workshop held on 13 November be noted and the implications for the development of the connectivity plan and pipeline be considered.  

 

(ii)             That the timescales for publication of the Plan be endorsed

 

(iii)           That the escalating consideration of the Connectivity Investment Plan to the Combined Authority be endorsed.

 


20/11/2020 - Covid-19 Impacts and Recovery ref: 924    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 20/11/2020 - Transport Committee

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the Committee notes the updates provided in this report.

 

(ii)             That the delegated decision-making arrangement approved by the Committee on 13 March be rescinded.

 


10/11/2020 - Corporate Planning and Performance ref: 922    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

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

 


10/11/2020 - Future-Ready Skills Commission ref: 920    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      That the findings of the final report of the Skills Commission be noted.

 

(b)      That the Combined Authority agrees the next steps of the Commission’s work for implementation.

 


10/11/2020 - Business Planning and Budget 2021/22 ref: 921    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

Resolved:  That the business planning and budget work being undertaken be noted.


10/11/2020 - Capital Spending and Project Approvals ref: 915    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      In respect of Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund allocation 2020/21 –

 

(i)       That the expenditure of the DfT Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund grant totalling £3.334 million be approved.

 

(ii)      That the allocations of the DfT Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund grant of £1,075,329 to Bradford, £1,514,155 to Leeds and £744,209 to Wakefield, totalling £3.334 million be approved and that allocations are paid quarterly to partner councils.

 

(b)      In respect of Huddersfield Stations Gateway package - Preparing for Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) at Huddersfield and opening up employment sites –

 

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

 

(i)          That the Huddersfield Stations Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)         That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £28 million 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 plus finalised costs). Total project costs are £42 million (£28 million TCF, £10 million WY+TF and £4 million from Kirklees Council’s Kirklees Town Centre Capital fund).

 

(iii)       That development costs of £0.1 million are approved, to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total approval to £0.916 million.

 

(iv)       That the Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £0.916 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

(v)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the approval pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(c)       In respect of Halifax, Walking Cycling and Bus Transformation Package - North Halifax Cycle Super Highways, Park Ward Streets for People, Bus Priority –

 

          That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the

Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Halifax Walking, Cycling, Rail and Bus Transformation

package proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case) for individual schemes.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £53.9 million 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 plus finalised costs). Total project costs are £71.805 million (£53.9 million TCF, £16.5 million WY+TF, £0.405 million CMBC and £1 million LTP for Park Ward Streets for People.

 

(iii)   That an indicative approval to the total package value of £53.9

million is given 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.

 

(iv)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the approval

pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(d)       In respect of Active and Sustainable Travel in Wakefield City Centre –

 

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

 

(i)     That the Wakefield City Centre Bus, Cycle and Walking

improvements package proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £13.6

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)   That development costs of £0.119 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total development costs approval to £0.525 million.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £0.525 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

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

 

(e)      In respect of York Station and City Centre Access Package –

 

          That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the

Combined Authority approves: 

 

(i)     That the York Station and City Centre Access Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £14.547 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)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance

pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.


10/11/2020 - Transforming Cities Fund: Active and Sustainable Travel in Wakefield City Centre ref: 918    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

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

 

(i)       That the Wakefield City Centre Bus, Cycle and Walking

improvements package proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total package value of £13.6

  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)     That development costs of £0.119 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total development costs approval to £0.525 million.

 

(iv)     That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £0.525 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

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

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


10/11/2020 - TCF: York Station and City Centre Access Package ref: 919    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

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

 

(i)       That the York Station and City Centre Access Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total package value of £14.547 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)     That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance

pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


10/11/2020 - TCF: Preparing for TRU at Huddersfield and opening up employment sites ref: 917    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

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

 

(i)          That the Huddersfield Stations Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)         That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £28 million 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 plus finalised costs). Total project costs are £42 million (£28 million TCF, £10 million WY+TF and £4 million from Kirklees Council’s Kirklees Town Centre Capital fund).

 

(iii)       That development costs of £0.1 million are approved, to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total approval to £0.916 million.

 

(iv)       That the Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £0.916 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

(v)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the approval pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


10/11/2020 - TCF: Halifax, Walking Cycling and Bus Transformation Package ref: 916    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

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

 

(i)       That the Halifax Walking, Cycling, Rail and Bus Transformation

package proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case) for individual schemes.

 

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £53.9 million 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 plus finalised costs). Total project costs are £71.805 million (£53.9 million TCF, £16.5 million WY+TF, £0.405 million CMBC and £1 million LTP for Park Ward Streets for People.

 

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the total package value of £53.9

million is given 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.

 

(iv)      That future approvals are made in accordance with the approval

pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


10/11/2020 - European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) ref: 923    Information Only

To consider and subsequently approve applications for Sustainable Urban Development, to support the delivery of European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy and the Strategic Economic Plan.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)      That the Combined Authority, in its role as the Intermediate Body, approves the advice included in the outline assessment forms at part 3 of exempt Appendices 2, 3 and 4, the decision and any respective conditions outlined in part 5a, and be approved Combined Authority, in its role as the Intermediate Body for the SUD part of the ESIF programme, approves the advice included in the outline assessment forms at Part 3 of Appendix (2-4), the decision and any respective conditions outlined in Part 5a, and the prioritisation list for SUD included in exempt Appendix 1.

 

(b)      That once the MA has reconciled to the budget, the final selection of projects be delegated to the Director, Corporate Services in consultation with the Chair of the Combined Authority, as required, to ensure no further delays in progressing applications under the European programme occur.

 

Lead officer: Angie Shearon


06/11/2020 - A6110/Leeds City Centre Package ref: 914    Recommendations Approved

To ensure funding is in place to enable development work to continue on the A6110 Ring Road (Leeds) improvement scheme and the City Square element of the Leeds City Centre Package, both funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 11/11/2020

Effective from: 06/11/2020

Decision:

To approve that
•The development costs of £0.310 million for the A6110 Outer Ring Road (Leeds) scheme, to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (Outline Business Case), taking the total scheme development costs from £0.286 million to £0.596 million.
•The transfer of £1.5 million from Armley Gyratory West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund development costs to City Square+, taking the total from £5.080 million to £3.580 million.
•An increase to the City Square+ development costs (from Armley Gyratory) taking the total development costs from £3.774 million to £5.274 million to progress to decision point 5 (Full Business Case plus finalised costs).
•The Combined Authority enters into addendums to the relevant existing funding agreements for the above schemes with Leeds City Council.

Lead officer: Ben Still