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

02/12/2021 - Low Carbon Challenge Fund - Green Business Grants ref: 319    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: VMI.TV Ltd
Sector: Administrative and support service activities
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Solar PV, insulation, roof light replacement and LED lighting
Project timescale: December 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Bristol Independent Gaming Ltd
Sector: Wholesale and retail trade
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: LED lighting and insulation
Project timescale: December 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Julian House Trading Ltd
Sector: Wholesale and retail trade
Local authority area: Bath & North East Somerset
Project description: Electric radiant heating
Project timescale: December 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: 23/12/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

Decision:

1. To award £12,508.75 to VMI.TV Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG139).

2. To award £4066.50 to Bristol Independent Gaming Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG158).

3. To award £2,274.41 to Julian House Trading Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG182).

Lead officer: Patricia Greer


24/11/2021 - All Age Advice Centre pilot - Feasibility and Development Funding application ref: 318    Recommendations Approved

Delegated authority has been granted to the Combined Authority’s Chief Executive to take decisions on the award of regional recovery funding.

A Feasibility and Development Funding application was prepared setting out the case for releasing £336k from this fund to deliver an All Age Advice Centre pilot.

The project will deliver a portal and advice line to support individuals in making the right connections to pursue employment related support, training/learning or other opportunities open to them, with the aim of progressing into meaningful activity and progression (for full detail of the pilot, see Appendix 1).

The pilot approach will build in capacity to enable the Combined Authority and its unitary authority partners to examine the changed regional landscape, demand for and shortage of skills, and to build viable, long term, flexible solutions regionally and locally.

There will be rolling evaluation of the All Age Advice Centre pilot stage to establish viability, impact and the optimum delivery/staffing model post-pilot, including building on existing arrangements.

Business and skills leads across the West of England unitary authorities were involved in developing this proposal and the Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities were also consulted and in agreement with the decision.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision published: 23/12/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021

Decision:

To release £336k of funding and approve the Feasibility and Development funding application for the All Age Advice Centre pilot.

Lead officer: Patricia Greer


03/12/2021 - UK Community Renewal Fund ref: 306    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West of England Combined Authority Committee

Made at meeting: 03/12/2021 - West of England Combined Authority Committee

Decision published: 03/12/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

The Combined Authority Committee RESOLVED:

 

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

 


03/12/2021 - Bristol Temple Meads eastern entrance - funding ref: 305    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West of England Combined Authority Committee

Made at meeting: 03/12/2021 - West of England Combined Authority Committee

Decision published: 03/12/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

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 and viability of operational services 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.

 


03/12/2021 - Green Skills and Advice prioritisation in response to Budget and Spending review ref: 304    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West of England Combined Authority Committee

Made at meeting: 03/12/2021 - West of England Combined Authority Committee

Decision published: 03/12/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

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.


03/12/2021 - Green Recovery Fund ref: 303    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: West of England Combined Authority Committee

Made at meeting: 03/12/2021 - West of England Combined Authority Committee

Decision published: 03/12/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

The Combined Authority Committee RESOLVED:

 

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

 of resources 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.