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Issue details

Growing York's Economy - Working in the Leeds City Region Partnership

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”)

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/03/2013

Implication: Highways;

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 07/05/13 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport and Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Richard Wood, Assistant Director Strategic Planning and Transport Telephone (01904) 551448; Email:  richard.wood@york.gov.uk or Telephone (01904) 554418;  katie.stewart@york.gov.uk  richard.wood@york.gov.uk, Katie Stewart, Head of Economic Development  katie.stewart@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Telephone (01904) 551448; Email: richard.wood@york.gov.uk or Telephone (01904) 554418; katie.stewart@york.gov.uk


Telephone (01904) 551448; Email: richard.wood@york.gov.uk or Telephone (01904) 554418; katie.stewart@york.gov.uk

Making Representations: Please contact report author Richard Wood or Katie Stewart, Telephone (01904) 551448; Email: richard.wood@york.gov.uk or Telephone (01904) 554418; katie.stewart@york.gov.uk

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Not Applicable.

Background4: Not Applicable.


Agenda items


  • West Yorkshire and York Transport Fund  


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