Agenda and decisions

Venue: The Space community room, Keynsham Civic Centre

Contact: Ian Hird  07436 600 313

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Declarations of interest

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 nonpecuniary 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.

4.

Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 174 KB

a. Minutes - Joint meeting - West of England Combined Authority Committee and West of England Joint Committee - 25 June 2021

 

b. Minutes – Extraordinary Joint meeting - West of England Combined Authority Committee and West of England Joint Committee - 21 September 2021

 

To confirm these minutes as a correct record insofar as they relate to the West of England Combined Authority Committee.

 

 

Additional documents:

5.

Chair's announcements

6.

Items from the public (Questions; statements; petitions) pdf icon PDF 150 KB

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS (written procedure)

1. Any member of the public can submit a maximum of two written questions in advance of this meeting.

2. The deadline for the submission of questions is 5.00 pm, at least 3 clear working days ahead of a meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for questions is 5.00 pm on Monday 29 November.

3. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the meeting and e-mailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

4. Under the direction of the Chair, wherever possible, written replies to questions will be sent to questioners by the end of the working day prior to the meeting.

5. Please note - under the Combined Authority’s committee procedures, there is no opportunity for oral supplementary questions to be asked at committee meetings.

6. The written questions and replies will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.

 

PUBLIC STATEMENTS

1. Any member of the public may submit a written statement (or petition) to this meeting.

2. Please note that one statement per individual is permitted.

3. Statements must be submitted in writing and received by the deadline of 12 noon on the working day before the meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for statements is 12 noon on Thursday 2 December. Statements should be emailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

4. Statements will be listed for the meeting in the order of receipt. All statements will be sent to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.

5. Please note: If any member of the public wishes to attend the meeting to orally present their statement, they are asked please to notify the Combined Authority’s Democratic Services team of this at the point when their statement is submitted and by 12 noon on the working day before the meeting at the very latest. Statements to be presented physically at the meeting will be listed in the order of receipt of notification. The total time available for the public session at this meeting is 30 minutes.

 

All members of the public attending to present statements are requested please to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test 24 hours before the day of the meeting.  Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary to limit the number of people who can physically attend the meeting.

Additional documents:

7.

Comments from the Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership

8.

Comments from the Chair of the Combined Authority's Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 86 KB

9.

Green Recovery Fund pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Decision:

The Combined Authority Committee RESOLVED:

 

1. To support the creation of the Green Recovery Fund to leverage £50m

 through it on priority projects that target the climate and ecological

 emergencies, including allocating £30m from the existing Combined

 Authority Investment Fund headroom to contribute to the Green Recovery

 Fund.

 

2. To agree that specific proposals for expenditure from the Green Recovery

Fund be developed in collaboration with the unitary authorities and brought

to committee for approval.

 

3. To approve an initial award of £300k from the Green Recovery Fund to

expand the Innovate Housing Retrofit Scheme, as part of the Low Carbon

Challenge Fund project.

 

10.

Green Skills and Advice prioritisation in response to Budget and Spending review pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Decision:

The Combined Authority Committee RESOLVED:

1. To ringfence £3m of the £30m Green Recovery Fund towards a Retrofit programme subject to business case approval.

2. To allocate £200k from the Green Recovery Fund to create a Retrofit Step-Up programme and delegate the approval of a Feasibility and Development Funding Application to the Combined Authority Chief Executive in consultation with the Chief Executives of the constituent councils.

11.

Bristol Temple Meads eastern entrance - funding pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Decision:

The Combined Authority Committee RESOLVED:

 

1. To approve the inclusion of the full cost of £23.65m for the Bristol Temple Meads Eastern Entrance in the Investment Fund programme.

 

2. To allocate £2.226m from the Investment Fund to the Temple Quarter Regeneration Programme and delegate the approval of a Feasibility and Development Funding Application to the West of England Combined Authority Chief Executive in consultation with the Chief Executives of the constituent councils.

 

3. To approve the Outline Business Case for Charfield Station and the award of £2.923m to develop the Full Business Case, with provision in the programme retained for the capital tail until 2022/23 and the balance to be met through the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement and local contributions where possible; and to delegate approval of the Full Business Case to the West of England Combined Authority Chief Executive in consultation with the unitary authority Chief Executives.

 

4. To undertake a review with the constituent authorities of the Investment Fund and all other funding streams available to the Combined Authority to ensure effective deployment of resources to maximise opportunity in delivery; the beginnings of this work to be presented to the West of England Combined Authority Committee in January 2022.

 

12.

UK Community Renewal Fund pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Combined Authority Committee RESOLVED:

 

To approve grant giving to the successful UK Community Renewal Fund projects, as set out in the report.