The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to enter into the Grant Agreements with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) which were needed to continue funding and also deliver those agreed major projects identified within the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WYTF) programme.
Responding to an enquiry, the Board received assurances that Ward Member consultation would take place as appropriate on schemes which affected a Member’s Ward.
In addition, a Member highlighted the importance of ensuring that all geographic areas of Leeds benefitted from future investment in the city’s transport infrastructure.
(a) That approval in principle be given to the progression of the schemes as referenced in paragraph 2.4 of the submitted report, subject to engagement and consultation with local Members and other relevant partners and communities during scheme design;
(b) That authority be given to enter into the Grant Agreements with WYCA for the projects in the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, the detail of which is to be agreed by the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) under his authority from the scheme of delegation;
(c) That the progress which has been made to date with schemes within the Leeds District, as summarised within paragraph 2.4 of the submitted report, be noted;
(d) That it be noted that the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) is responsible for the implementation of such matters.