Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Combined Authority’s decision making bodies.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by WECA officers.

Decisions published

07/10/2021 - Low Carbon Challenge Fund - Green Business Grants ref: 298    Recommendations Approved

Delegated authority has been granted to the Combined Authority’s Chief Executive to take decisions on the award of Green Business Grants (through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund) in consultation with the Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities.

Green Business grant applications were submitted as follows:

Green Business grant applicant: Essential Trading Co-operative Ltd
Sector: Wholesale and retail trade
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Installation of Solar PV
Project timescale: October 2021 - January 2022

Green Business grant applicant: Regency Purchasing Group Ltd
Sector: Wholesale and retail trade
Local authority area: North Somerset
Project description: Installation of LED lighting
Project timescale: October 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Parkview Consultants (Bristol) Ltd
Sector: Professional, scientific and technical activities
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Installation of double glazing, door replacement, LED lighting, roof insulation, radiant heating panels and solar PV
Project timescale: October - December 2021

Green Business grant applicant: The Bristol Fan Co. Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Installation of LED lighting
Project timescale: October 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Moor Beer Company Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Installation of Solar PV
Project timescale: October - November 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Pytch Ltd
Sector: Other service activities
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Cavity wall insulation
Project timescale: November 2021

The above applications were assessed by officers as meeting the required criteria in terms of value for money, deliverability and financial viability.

The Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities were consulted on these proposals and were in agreement with the decision.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 07/10/2021

Decision:

1. To award £15,000 to Essential Trading Co-operative Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG130).

2. To award £3,543.39 to Regency Purchasing Group Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG123).

3. To award £8,193.07 to Parkview Consultants (Bristol) Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG099).

4. To award £2,182.60 to The Bristol Fan Co. Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG124).

5. To award £15,000 to Moor Beer Company Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG116).

6. To award £7,335.50 to Pytch Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG113).

Lead officer: Patricia Greer


16/09/2021 - Investment Fund delegated decisions ref: 297    Recommendations Approved

The following proposals have been developed and brought forward for decision under delegated authority granted to the Combined Authority’s Chief Executive in consultation with the Chief Executives of the Combined Authority’s constituent councils:

a. The Full Business Case for the Thornbury Hospital Site and award of £3.806m via the Land Acquisition Fund which will be repaid fully by March 2025.

b. A Change Request for the Mass Transit project: To approve an additional £37k funding for Mass Transit accommodated with the ‘tail’ for that project.

c. The Feasibility and Development Funding Application Form for the Bus Service Improvement Plan/Enhanced Partnership and award of £537k.

Appendix 1 sets out further background detail.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 16/09/2021

Decision:

1. To approve the Full Business Case for the Former Hospital Site Thornbury and award of £3.806m via the Land Acquisition Fund which will be repaid fully by March 2025.

2. To approve an additional £37k funding for Mass Transit accommodated with the ‘tail’ for that project.

3. To approve the Bus Service Improvement Plan Feasibility and Development Funding Application Form and award of £537k.

Lead officer: Patricia Greer


16/09/2021 - West of England Visitor Economy Recovery project ref: 296    Recommendations Approved

Delegated authority has been granted to the Combined Authority’s Chief Executive to take decisions on the award of regional recovery funding in consultation with the Chief Executives of the Combined Authority constituent councils.

A Feasibility and Development application was prepared (see Appendix 1) for the following project: West of England Visitor Economy Recovery project.

In summary, the proposal seeks to draw down £254,500 of the £1m extension to the Regional Recovery Fund agreed by the Combined Authority Committee in June 2021. The ambition is to provide a targeted, rapid response to the issues and opportunities in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector in the region, as the economy rebalances as lockdown eases. The wider objective is to test a range of approaches from both a supply and demand intervention perspective, to help inform future business cases. The ability to deliver this proposal as soon as possible is critical to its success.

This proposal addresses the immediate labour market and sustainability issues faced by the sector, whilst also providing support to ensure an international trade presence is maintained, with the tourism and travel industry in the short to medium term, while the commercial partnerships are re-assessed for future business development. This will ensure that a sustainable programme of future development is developed to maximise opportunities on behalf of the entire region.

The full Feasibility and Development Fund application is at Appendix 1.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 16/09/2021

Decision:

To approve the Feasibility and Development funding application as per Appendix 1 for the West of England Visitor Economy Recovery project.

Lead officer: Patricia Greer