Decisions

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Decisions published

25/02/2020 - Changes to the Recruitment Procedure for Private Sector Representatives ref: 813    Recommendations Approved

The LEP’s governance documents need to be revised to reflect the revised LEP geography and other governance changes required by the National Assurance Framework relating to membership.

Decision Maker: Head of Legal and Governance Services

Decision published: 29/06/2020

Effective from: 25/02/2020

Decision:

To approve amendments to LEP governance documents, in particular the Recruitment Procedure for Private Sector Representatives, which were approved by the LEP Board at their 25 February 2020 meeting.

Lead officer: Caroline Allen


10/06/2020 - Protocol for remote meetings of the LEP Board ref: 812    Recommendations Approved

Due to the coronavirus, and further to public health guidance issued by the Government, meetings of the LEP Board are currently held remotely.

For transparency and clarity, the Head of Legal and Governance Services has approved a protocol setting out how remote meetings are to be conducted.

Decision Maker: Head of Legal and Governance Services

Decision published: 29/06/2020

Effective from: 10/06/2020

Decision:

Further to consultation with the LEP Chair, the Head of Legal and Governance Services has approved a protocol setting out how remote meetings of the LEP Board are to be conducted.

Lead officer: Caroline Allen


25/06/2020 - Transforming Cities Fund Programme ref: 797    Recommendations Approved

Approval to repay development costs incurred by partners and to enable further development work on TCF schemes. Approval to programme management and benefits realisation allocations from the TCF programme funding.

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)      That £11.851m of TCF funding is approved to repay development costs incurred by partners and enable further development work on the projects within the programme to enable progression to their next Decision Points of the Assurance Framework.

(b)      That up to £3m TCF funding is approved, to re-pay spend incurred to date on early development work, previously approved from the Transport Fund Transformational Pot.

(c)      That the Combined Authority enters into Funding Agreements with partners for expenditure plus the spend incurred to date on early development work, previously approved from the Transport Fund Transformational Pot from the Transforming Cities Fund.

(d)      That the £4.930m TCF Programme Management allocation is approved to enable the Combined Authority to effectively undertake Programme Management functions for the lifetime of the TCF funded programme.

(e)      That the £1.00m TCF Benefits Realisation allocation is approved, to enable the Combined Authority to provide monitoring and evaluation of the overall programme in line with DfT expectations

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


25/06/2020 - City Connect – Cross Church Street ref: 806    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the City Connect – Cross Church Street scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the City Connect Cross Church scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case plus costs).

(b)      That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.291 million (which will be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund) is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs). The total project value is £2.09 million.

(c)      That additional development costs of £115,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £180,000.

(d)       That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £180,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

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

 

Lead officer: Chris Moses


25/06/2020 - Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre (Bishopgate) ref: 798    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre (Bishopgate) 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)    That the Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre (Bishopgate) package of schemes proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on bringing individual schemes through at activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)   That an indicative approval to the total package value of £39.5 million of which £39.5 million is being funded from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(c)   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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


25/06/2020 - Capital Spending and Project Approvals ref: 796    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Funding –

 

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

(i)            That £11.851m of TCF funding is approved to repay development costs incurred by partners and enable further development work on the projects within the programme to enable progression to their next Decision Points of the Assurance Framework.

(ii)          That up to £3m TCF funding is approved, to re-pay spend incurred to date on early development work, previously approved from the Transport Fund Transformational Pot.

(iii)         That the Combined Authority enters into Funding Agreements with partners for expenditure plus the spend incurred to date on early development work, previously approved from the Transport Fund Transformational Pot from the Transforming Cities Fund.

(iv)         That the £4.930m TCF Programme Management allocation is approved to enable the Combined Authority to effectively undertake Programme Management functions for the lifetime of the TCF funded programme.

(v)          That the £1.00m TCF Benefits Realisation allocation is approved, to enable the Combined Authority to provide monitoring and evaluation of the overall programme in line with DfT expectations

(b)       In respect of Emergency Active Travel Funding –

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

(i)         That the Emergency Active Travel Funding work commences on Activity 6 (Delivery).

(ii)        That the expenditure of DfT Emergency Active Travel funding that is allocated to the Combined Authority be approved. Presently, this is £2.513 million, but this could vary as the final allocation of both tranches is dependent on satisfactory plans being submitted to government that set out the proposals to be delivered.

(iii)       That the allocation of the DfT Emergency Active Travel funding between the Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire partner councils is delegated to the Managing Director.

(c)       In respect of Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre (Bishopgate) –

 

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

(i)       That the Active & Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre         (Bishopgate) package of schemes proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on bringing individual schemes through at activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total package value of £39.5 million of which £39.5 million is being funded from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have 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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(d)       In respect of A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor

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

(i)         That the A641 Bradford Huddersfield Corridor project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £75.54 million to be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs). The total project cost is estimated to be up to £95.1 million.

(iii)      That additional development costs of £1.335 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total project approval to £2.129 million. 

(iv)     That the Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £2.129 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.

(e)       In respect of ‘Connecting Leeds’ from South Leeds and through Wakefield (A61 South) -

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

(i)         That the ‘Connecting Leeds’ from South Leeds and through Wakefield (A61 South) 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 £7 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have 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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(f)        In respect of Active and Sustainable Interchange for Harrogate –

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

(i)         That the Active and Sustainable Interchange for Harrogate package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval for the Combined Authority contribution of £7.893 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 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.

(g)       In respect of Active and Sustainable Travel across Skipton Town Centre -

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

(i)         That the Active and Sustainable Travel across Skipton Town 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 Combined Authority contribution of £5.803 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 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.

(h)       In respect of Active and Sustainable Travel to Selby Gateway –

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

(i)         That the Active and Sustainable Travel to Selby Gateway 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 Combined Authority contribution of £17.465 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 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.

(i)        In respect of 'Connecting Leeds’ towards Castleford and the Five Towns (A639) -

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

(i)         That the TCF 'Connecting Leeds’ towards Castleford and the Five Towns (A639) 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 £10.9 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have 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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

(j)         In respect of East Leeds Demands Responsive Transport –

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

(i)       That the East Leeds Demand Responsive Transport scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £2.234 million, is given with the Combined Authority’s funding contribution of £1.466 million (Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) – £763,000, Local Transport Plan – Integrated Transport Block Programme - £703,000) 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.

(k)        In respect of City Connect: Cross Church Street -

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

(i)         That the City Connect Cross Church scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case plus costs).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.291 million (which will be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund) is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs). The total project value is £2.09 million.

(iii)     That additional development costs of £115,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £180,000.

(iv)      That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £180,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

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

(l)         In respect of Halifax Station Gateway -

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

(i)       That the Halifax Station Gateway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (Full Business Case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £27.10 million (which will be funded through £10.60 million from the WY+TF fund and £16.50 million from the TCF fund) is given with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £33.621 million.

(iii)     That additional development costs of £4.031 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (FBC), taking the total project approval to £5.536 million.

(iv)     That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Calderdale MBC for expenditure of up to £810,000 from the WY+TF fund and £3.221 million from the TCF fund. This is in addition to the existing funding agreement for expenditure of £1.505 million from the WY+TF fund.

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

(m)      In respect of Leeds City Centre Package: Armley Gyratory –

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

(i)       That the Armley Gyratory scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(ii)      That the scope of the Leeds City Centre Package is extended to include works required to the A64 Regent Street Bridge and the detail and future approvals delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team.

(iii)     That an indicative approval to the total project value of £40.5 million is given from the WY+TF fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the   assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs).

(iv)     That development costs of £5.08 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £5.08 million.

(v)      That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £5.08 million from the WY+TF fund.

(vi)         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 CIP Phase 1 Holmfirth Town Centre –

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

(i)       That the Holmfirth Town Centre project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(ii)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £3.97 million is given from the WY+TF fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs).

(iii)      That additional development costs of £640,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (FBC), taking the total project approval to £890,000.

(iv)      That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £890,000 from the WY+TF 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.

(o)       In respect of City Connect Phase 3: Castleford Greenway Phase 4 –

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

(i)       That the City Connect Phase 3: Castleford Greenway Phase 4 project proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)       An indicative approval to the total project value of £371,686 is given from the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (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.


25/06/2020 - TCF: Active & Sustainable Travel to Selby Gateway ref: 803    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Active & Sustainable Travel to Selby Gateway 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the Active and Sustainable Travel to Selby Gateway package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £17.465 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.

(c)        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


25/06/2020 - TCF: Connecting Leeds towards Castleford and the Five Towns (A639) ref: 804    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Connecting Leeds towards Castleford and the Five Towns (A639) 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the TCF 'Connecting Leeds’ towards Castleford and the Five Towns (A639) proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the total package value of £10.9 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(c)        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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


25/06/2020 - TCF: Active & Sustainable Travel Across Skipton Town Centre ref: 802    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Active & Sustainable Travel Across Skipton Town Centre 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the Active and Sustainable Travel across Skipton Town package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £5.803 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.

(c)      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


25/06/2020 - Leeds City Centre Package (Armley Gyratory) – plus package funding update ref: 808    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the City Centre Package (Armley Gyratory) – plus package funding update Steeton & Silsden Crossing scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the Armley Gyratory scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(b)       That the scope of the Leeds City Centre Package is extended to include works required to the A64 Regent Street Bridge and the detail and future approvals delegated to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team.

(c)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £40.5 million is given from the WY+TF fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs).

(d)      That development costs of £5.08 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £5.08 million.

(e)      That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £5.08 million from the WY+TF fund.

(f)      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: Angie Shearon


25/06/2020 - Halifax Station Gateway ref: 807    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the Halifax Station Gateway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (Full Business Case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £27.10 million (which will be funded through £10.60 million from the WY+TF fund and £16.50 million from the TCF fund) is given with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £33.621 million.

(c)      That additional development costs of £4.031 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (FBC), taking the total project approval to £5.536 million.

(d)      That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Calderdale MBC for expenditure of up to £810,000 from the WY+TF fund and £3.221 million from the TCF fund. This is in addition to the existing funding agreement for expenditure of £1.505 million from the WY+TF fund.

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

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


25/06/2020 - TCF: Connecting Leeds from South Leeds and through Wakefield (A61 South) ref: 800    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Connecting Leeds from South Leeds and through Wakefield (A61 South) 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the ‘Connecting Leeds’ from South Leeds and through Wakefield (A61 South) proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the total package value of £7 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(c)        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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the submitted report.

 

Lead officer: Fiona Limb


25/06/2020 - TF: CIP Phase 1 Holmfirth Town Centre ref: 809    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the CIP Phase 1 Holmfirth Town Centre scheme to proceed through Decision Point 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the Holmfirth Town Centre project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(b)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £3.97 million is given from the WY+TF fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs).

(c)      That additional development costs of £640,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (FBC), taking the total project approval to £890,000.

(d)      That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £890,000 from the WY+TF fund.

(e)      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


25/06/2020 - TCF: Active & Sustainable Interchange for Harrogate ref: 801    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the Active & Sustainable Interchange for Harrogate 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the Active and Sustainable Interchange for Harrogate package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval for the Combined Authority contribution of £7.893 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.

(c)        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


25/06/2020 - TF: A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor ref: 799    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor 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: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)       That the A641 Bradford Huddersfield Corridor project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £75.54 million to be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs). The total project cost is estimated to be up to £95.1 million.

(c)      That additional development costs of £1.335 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total project approval to £2.129 million. 

(d)       That the Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £2.129 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

(e)       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: Caroline Coy


25/06/2020 - East Leeds Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) ref: 805    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

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

(a)      That the East Leeds Demand Responsive Transport scheme proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)      That an indicative approval to the total project value of £2.234 million, is given with the Combined Authority’s funding contribution of £1.466 million (Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) – £763,000, Local Transport Plan – Integrated Transport Block Programme - £703,000) with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(c)      That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in 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: Kate Gifford


19/06/2020 - Hard Ings Road Improvements ref: 792    Recommendations Approved

To enable completion of the A650 Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme which entails widening the existing carriageway to provide two running lanes in each direction for the full extent of the section of Hard Ings Road Keighley, between the junctions with the A629 (Beechcliffe roundabout) and Bradford Road roundabout.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

• The change request to the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme to amend the completion date from August 2020 to December 2020 is approved.

Lead officer: Melanie Corcoran


22/06/2020 - Leeds City College – Quarry Hill ref: 791    Recommendations Approved

To enable Leeds City College to complete delivery of the project to develop advanced training facilities for the delivery of its healthcare and life science technical skills & training at its newly constructed Quarry Hill campus, along with the refurbishment of poor quality accommodation at the Park Lane campus.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 22/06/2020

Decision:

To approve that:
• The change request for the Leeds City College (Quarry Hill) project for a change in scope for the Park Lane campus refurbishment is approved.
• The change request for the exceeding of the Combined Authority’s time tolerance by taking the theatre works out of the main Quarry Hill build contract is approved

Lead officer: Melanie Corcoran


19/06/2020 - Transport Fund, Corridor Improvement Programme: A62 Smart Corridor ref: 793    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Decision Point 4 (Full Business Case).

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

 

·       The A62 Smart Corridor project proceeds through decision point 4 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 5 (Full business case with finalised costs)

 

·       An indicative approval of £7.5 million is given from the Corridor Improvement Programme phase 1 allocation of 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). The total project cost is £8.21 million.

 

Lead officer: Jess McNeill


19/06/2020 - Transport Fund, Corridor Improvement Programme: Fink Hill, Leeds ref: 794    Recommendations Approved

Change Request

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

 

·       The change request to the Corridor Improvement Programme – Fink Hill project to increase development funds by £400,000 and to extend the programme timescale by 3 months is approved.

 

The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Leeds City Council to increase development funding of up to £919,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund. This will require a release of £400,000 from this change request from the risk and contingency budget.

Lead officer: James Bennett


19/06/2020 - Transforming Cities Fund: Kirklees cycling and walking station access - Huddersfield (FBC+) ref: 795    Recommendations Approved

Approval for the scheme to progress through Decision Point 5 (Full Business Case plus Costs).

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

To approve that:

 

·       The Transforming Cities Fund Early Gateways: Huddersfield ‘Better Connected Stations’ project proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

·       Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.550 million (which will be funded from the Transforming Cities Fund Early Wins fund) is given. The total project value is £1.885 million.

·       The Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £1.550 million from the Transforming Cities Fund Early Wins fund.

 

Lead officer: Robert Griffiths