Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

24/01/2020 - LCR 117 - Strategic Investment Fund - Moss Nook Residential Site ref: 363    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Combined Authority supports a “Brownfield First” strategy of supporting residential developments in the Liverpool City Region. This project provides funding to support infrastrucutre works on a contaminated site, to enable serviced plots to be developed for 240 housing units.

 

 

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 01/02/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority resolved that:-

 

(i)        the provision of grant funding from the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) of up to £2,050,000 be approved;

 

(ii)       the funding conditions set out in Appendix 2 be approved; and

 

(iii)      delegated authority be granted to the Director of Commercial Development and Investment to finalise negotiations of detailed funding terms and associated agreements for the project specified at (a) and (b) above, in consultation with the Combined Authority Monitoring Officer and Combined Authority Treasurer.

Local Authorities affected: St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council;

Lead officer: Sophie Bevan


24/01/2020 - LCR 118 - Civic Data Co-operative ref: 362    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Approval is sought to grant support of up to £5,200,000 to The Civic Data Trust. The grant will be used to help develop a multi-agency health and social care database that will assist patients by early interventions: reduce costs to providers and will create opportunities for business to create digital health products and services.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 01/02/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority resolved that:-

 

(i)        the provision of grant funding of up to £5,280,000 to the Civic Data Co-operative be approved; and

 

(ii)       authority be granted to the Director of Commercial Development and Investment to finalise negotiations of detailed terms of the funding and associated agreements in consultation with the Combined Authority Monitoring Officer and Combined Authority Treasurer.

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);


24/01/2020 - LCR 114 - Digital Connectivity Programme Phase 1 - Dig Once Infrastructure Investment Incentivisation Funding ref: 361    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This request meets the key decision criteria as it requests the approval of SIF funds which is in excess of the £0.5m revenue limit and will have a community impact on more than 2 wards in the area of the LCR Combined Authority.

 

The context is the approval of a funding request to the Strategic Investment Fund (round II) for up to £6m, to support the deployment of digital infrastructure aligned to the Liverpool City Region backhaul network through dig once opportunities.

 

Dig-Once is based on planned schemes that are capable of including digital infrastructure (ducting and chambers), delivering at least 30% of the overall network route requirements. This is approximately 66km of new ducting and chambers across the Liverpool City Region.

 

 

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 01/02/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority resolved that:-

 

(i)        the provision of SIF funding of up to £6,386,327 be approved; and

 

(ii)       authority be delegated to the Director of Commercial Development and Investment or a nominated delegate to manage the funding and to approve applications to invest in Dig Once opportunities providing they pass the candidate approval scheme criteria set out in the business case.

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Lorna Rogers


24/01/2020 - LCR 117 - LCR Combined Authority Budget Setting 2020/21 and Tunnel Tolls ref: 360    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve the LCR Combined Authority’s Budget and Tunnel Toll for 2020/21, which will involve revenue expenditure of more than £150,000 and capital expenditure of more than £150,000.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 01/02/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority unanimously resolved that

 

(i)        the report noted;

 

(ii)       the Mayoral Budget as presented at Table 2 of this report be agreed;

 

(iii)      the Mayoral Precept at its 2018/19 level equivalent to £19 per year for Band D property and £12.67 per year for a Band A property be frozen;

 

(iv)      the non-Mayoral elements of the Combined Authority budget for 2020/21 be approved;

 

(v)       a transport levy of £97.4m for 2020/21 based on the appropriate index of inflation (rpi) at November 18 2019 (2.1%) be approved;

 

(vi)      the payment of an operational grant of £94.1m to Merseytravel be approved;

 

(vii)    the recommendation of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Transport Committee in respect of Tunnel Tolls at Table 10 of this report be accepted;

 

(viii)   the request for an operational grant of £23.9m in respect of the operation of Mersey Tunnels for 2020/21 be approved;

 

(ix)      a grant of £11m to Merseytravel to support the delivery of strategic capital investment and pre-development works in respect of schemes in the Transforming Cities pipeline be approved;

 

(x)       a grant of £5.9m to Merseytravel to support the project delivery costs associated with Rolling Stock and additional delivery on transport schemes be approved;

 

(xi)      the passporting of £94.56m Special Rail Grant from the Combined Authority to Merseytravel in line with the Concession Agreement be noted;

 

(xii)    the differential levy payable by Halton as £3.2m be recognised;

 

(xiii)   a corresponding grant from the LCRCA to Halton of £3.2m in order that Halton can continue to provide transport services in Halton on behalf of the LCRCA in 2020/21 be agreed;

 

(xiv)   the increased costs associated with the Rolling Stock project as detailed at 6.6 and the actions being taken by Officers to try and mitigate additional costs be noted;

 

(xv)    an increase in borrowing facility of up to £50m for additional costs in respect of the infrastructure works associated with the Rolling Stock Project should this be required be approved;

 

(xvi)   the measures proposed to fund the additional Network Rail costs set out in 6.7 and including the additional borrowing requirement be approved;

 

(xvii)  the proposed distribution of the Transport Single Capital Pot as detailed at 7.4 be approved;

 

(xviii) the Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 incorporating the Minimum Revenue Provision and associated Treasury Limits and Prudential Indicators as detailed at Appendix 1 be approved; and

 

(xix)   the Capital Strategy as detailed at Appendix 2 be approved.

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Sarah Johnston