Agenda and decisions

Venue: Kingswood Civic Centre, South Gloucestershire Council, Kingswood.

Contact: Joanna Greenwood 

Link: Webcasting available

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Evacuation Procedure

In the event of a fire, please await direction from South Gloucestershire Council staff who will help assist with the evacuation.   Please do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the fire warden(s).


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.



Declarations of Interest under the Localism Action 2011

Members who consider that they have an interest to declare are asked to: a) State the item number in which they have an interest, b) The nature of the interest, c) Whether the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, non-disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest. Any Member who is unsure about the above should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting in order to expedite matters at the meeting itself.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider and approve the minutes from 1 June 2018 of West of England Joint Committee Meeting.



Chair Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chair of the West of England Joint Committee.


Comments from Chair of Local Enterprise Partnership

To be presented by the Chair of the West of England LEP.


Items from the Public pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Members of the public can speak for up to 3 minutes each. The total time for this session is 30 minutes so speaking time will be reduced if more than 10 people wish to speak.


If you wish to present a petition or make a statement and speak at the meeting, you are required to give notice of your intention by noon on the working day before the meeting by e-mail to deadline is 12pm on Thursday 26 July.


If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, you are required to submit the question in writing to no later than 3 working days before the meeting. The deadline is 5pm on Monday 23 July.


Additional documents:



Any member of the West of England Joint Committee may present a petition at a West of England Joint Committee Meeting.


LEP One Front Door Funding Programme pdf icon PDF 871 KB

To consider business cases for schemes seeking approval for funding through the Local Growth Fund. Also to consider the reallocation of funding for schemes within the LGF and Economic Development Fund programmes.


Joint Committee agreed the following to:


1.    Approve the funding reallocations between EDF and LGF set out in Figure 2.


2.    Approve the allocation of an additional £1.7m of LGF funding for the development of MetroWest Phase 1 including £160,000 to examine the feasibility to extend the train service beyond Bath to Westbury.


3.    Approve the Full Business Case for the Weston-super-Mare Town Centre: Sustainable Travel Improvements scheme subject to securing planning consent, land acquisition and supply of a detailed cost breakdown.


4.    Agree that the AiM – Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for Manufacturing project is added to the LGF pipeline should funding become available.


5.    Agree that on the basis that no revenue funding is available the Smart Energy Enterprise Cluster project cannot be funded.


6.    Approve the change requests for LGF schemes set out in Appendix 3.


7.    Approve the change requests for EDF and RIF schemes set out in Appendix 4.


Sub National Transport Bodies pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To seek the views of the Joint Committee and secure their endorsement to engage in discussions regarding the proposals for creation and facilitation of an informal Sub National Transport Board.


Joint Committee agreed for officers to continue to evaluate options for the regional groupings and to engage in discussions that frame proposals for the creation and facilitation of an informal Sub National Transport Body to include the WECA area.



To note the work on the Development Industry Panel pdf icon PDF 96 KB


Joint Committee noted this report.


Agree scope and timetable for development of options for a Joint Asset Board pdf icon PDF 280 KB


Joint Committee agreed to endorse the move forward, at pace, with the shaping of the proposed Joint Asset Board as detailed in section 2.5-2.9.


Local Enterprise Partnership and Investment Bristol & Bath Budget Outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 543 KB

This report presents the forecast revenue outturn budget monitoring information for the West of England Joint Committee for the financial year 2018/19 based on actual data for the period April 2018 to June 2018. This report covers the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Invest in Bristol and Bath (IBB) revenue budgets.


Joint Committee agreed the following to:


1.    Note the LEP Budget Outturn forecast sets out in Appendix 1.

2.    Note the IBB Budget Outturn as set out in Appendix 2 recognising the use of prior year underspends in EDF Grant drawdown to balance the outturn position.

3.    Agreed a one-off allocation of up to £364k from accumulated LEP surpluses for the costs of UA staff being seconded to provide capacity to support the development of the Local Industrial Strategy.


Any other item the Chair decides is urgent