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Decision details

Growing the York Economy - Working with Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update on opportunities emerging through the Leeds City Region LEP. This will include:
1. A progress update on the development of the West Yorkshire & York Transport Fund. Provide details of the York package of schemes; present the results of the York package and the benefits that this will bring. Provide details of the wider West Yorkshire partnership scheme and estimated impact. Provide an update on emerging governance proposals and indicative timeline of key milestones.

Members are asked to seek approval for committing to the indicative level of financial contributions that York would need to make to the fund. Approve the governance of Memorandum of Understanding for the interim period.

2. A report on a governance review, which responds to the need for York to ensure its governance for transport is fit for purpose in light of the creation of a West Yorkshire plus York Transport Fund and the proposal for Government to devolve major scheme funding to a sub-set of Leeds City Region authorities.

Members are asked to: Explore the governance options in the report, which are based on the opportunities presented by the City Deal and the economic case for greater connectivity with the West Yorkshire economy, and agree on one of the options.

(This item was formerly named “Emerging Opportunities through Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership”)



RESOLVED:       That Cabinet agree to:


i)             Note progress to date on the development of the Leeds City Region City Deal.


ii)            Consider the associated WYYTF and Governance Review reports, and the associated calls for funding in the EIF recommendations on this agenda.


REASON:                    To keep Members updated on progress with the development  of the Leeds City Region Deal and emerging opportunities.


Report author: Richard Wood

Publication date: 08/05/2013

Date of decision: 07/05/2013

Decided at meeting: 07/05/2013 - Executive

Effective from: 10/05/2013

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