To consider a report of the Executive Director of Investment and Delivery and the Portfolio Holder for Inclusive Economy and the Third Sector.
The LCR Combined Authority considered a report of the Executive Director of Investment and Delivery and the Portfolio Holder Transport and Air Quality which provided an update on the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) list of schemes following a workshop with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT).
Approval was also sought on the funding to be released for the Key Route Network (KRN), Levelling Up programme, the Local Cycling and Walking Plan (LCWIP) Phase 2 (Runcorn – Daresbury) project and St Georges Gatewalk Ropewalks project.
RESOLVED – That:
(i) The revised list of CRSTS schemes and costs as discussed with central government which now includes an increase to 5 Green Bus Routes (GBR) and a focus on reallocation of road space to support the Liverpool City Region objectives of prioritising walking, cycling and public transport be approved;
(ii) The provision of grant funding from the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) – CRSTS for each of the following projects up to the amounts specified be approved:
(a) KRN Levelling Up - £44.97m;
(b) LCWIP Phase 2 (Runcorn – Daresbury) - £5.9m;
(c) St Georges Gateway – Ropewalks - £6.554m
(iii) Delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Investment and Delivery to finalise negotiations of detailed funding terms and associated agreements for the Project specified at (ii) above in consultation with the Portfolio Holder: Transport and Air Quality and the Executive Director of Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer.