Decision details

City Regional Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) 2022-27

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval and authority to bid for, accept and spend funding allocations from West of England Combined Authority (WECA) as part of the City Regions Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) and the allocation of match funding to deliver the programme of works to outline business case stage, including maintenance, legacy or minor works.

 

Decision:

Cabinet:

1.      Noted the proposed indicative funding allocations of the WECA CRSTS funding of £190.99m for 2022-2026.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport to approve the acceptance of and spend up to £190.99m of WECA CRSTS funding once confirmed by WECA as outlined in this report.

3.      Approved the proposed allocation of up to £38.20m of BCC local contribution required to secure the WECA CRSTS funding.

4.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and S151 officer, to make changes to the source of local contribution in accordance with the Council’s scheme of financial delegations. Details of local contribution requirements are included in Appendix A.1 and Appendix A.3.

5.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, to bid for seed funding from WECA to enable the development of the necessary business cases required by WECA in order to access the WECA CRSTS funding.

6.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, to take all steps necessary to procure and award any contracts (including any over £500k) necessary to develop the works identified in Appendix A.1 to the point of outline business case, making use of existing term contracts and/or approved frameworks where appropriate.

7.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, to take all steps necessary to procure and award any contracts (including any over £500k) necessary to deliver the works identified in Appendix A.2 as maintenance, legacy or minor works, making use of existing term contracts and/or approved frameworks where appropriate, up to the budget ceiling identified in Appendix A.2.

8.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, to make changes to the programme of works to ensure delivery of the programme, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of financial delegations.

Report author: John Roy

Publication date: 05/04/2022

Date of decision: 05/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 05/04/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/04/2022

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