Delegated Decisions by Officers of the North East Combined Authority (NECA)

 

Ref. No Subject of the Decision Name and Title of the Decision Maker Date of the Decision Call-in Deadline Decision Status Decision Documents
DD 98

Royal Quays Enterprise Park – Preparatory Work

The purpose of this report is to agree to the financial and legal matters associated with the decision to grant an award of £215,000 from the Enterprise Zone Project Development Fund to Port of Tyne to carry out site investigation and preparatory works relating to the development of the Royal Quays Enterprise Zone.

Peter Judge, Monitoring Officer for the North East Combined Authority Paul Woods, Chief Finance Officer for the North East Combined Authority 19/11/2018 Non-Key decision, not subject to Call-In Approved
DD 92

Innovation Project Development Fund: National Centre for Rural Innovation

A Delegated Decision to agree to the financial and legal matters associated with the North East LEP Board decision to grant an award £57,102 from the Innovation Project Development Fund to Innovate NE Ltd to support the costs of preparing a project proposal for a National Centre for Rural Innovation to support rural businesses.

Peter Judge, Monitoring Officer for the North East Combined Authority 26/09/2018 Non-Key decision, not subject to Call-In Approved
DD 90

Sunderland Electric Vehicle Filling Station Lease Payment- Approval to Proceed

A delegated decision, using the delegated authority given to the Head of Paid Service (in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer) on 19th June 2018 (Minute 13), is sought to approve a payment of £72,630 which will be paid to Sunderland City Council by NECA as a condition of a 15-year lease between NECA and Sunderland City Council. The leased land will be the location of NECA’s Electric Vehicle Filling Station as part of the Go Ultra Low North East project.

An original sum of £80,700 was sought by Sunderland City Council to reflect the loss of revenue from the current car park use of the site. After negotiations, this has been reduced to £72,630 to reflect the value of investment being made in Sunderland.

Helen Golightly, Head of Paid Service for the North East Combined Authority 11/09/2018 Non-Key decision, not subject to Call-In Approved
DD 91

Proposed purchase of land at Howdon

The purpose of this report is to exercise the delegated authority given to the Managing Director (Transport Operations) to purchase land at Howdon by Nexus for the construction of a satellite depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

The satellite depot is necessary because of the logistical challenges posed during the Gosforth Depot redevelopment as part of the wider Metrocar fleet replacement programme.

Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director (Transport Operations) 05/09/2018 Call-In Expired, Key Decision Approved 12 September 2018
DD 87

Exercise of delegated authority to approve and publish the amended NECA Constitution

The purpose of this report is to invite the Monitoring Officer to exercise the delegation given to him to approve and publish the amended North East Combined Authority (NECA) Constitution (in the form annexed to this report) reflecting the changes agreed by the Leadership Board on 19 June 2018, considered by the Audit and Standards Committee (formerly the Governance Committee) at its meeting on 2 April 2018 and determined by the Monitoring Officer.

Peter Judge, Monitoring Officer for the North East Combined Authority 06/08/2018 Call-In Expired, Key Decision Approved 13 August 2018
DD 88

Consent to the Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority (Establishment and Functions) Order 2018

The purpose of this report is to formally request that the Head of Paid Service on the advice of the Monitoring Officer and with the agreement of the two Vice Chairs of NECA formally consent to final Secretary of State’s Order, that is reflecting of all of the principles agreed upon between the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and all constituent authorities.

Helen Golightly, Head of Paid Service for the North East Combined Authority 20/07/2018 Not subject to Call-In, with agreement from the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Approved, can be implemented immediately
DD 89

Scale Up North East – Variation to approved LGF grant award

The purpose of this report is to agree to the significantly revised and expanded ‘Scale Up North East’ project business case following appraisal and discussion at the North East LEP Technical Officer Group and approval under delegated authority from the North East LEP Board to the Executive Director to enable previously approved Local Growth Fund budgets to the Regional Technology Centre to be used as matched funds to support an additional  ‘Supply Chain North East’ programme of activity.

Helen Golightly, Head of Paid Service for the North East Combined Authority 20/07/2018 Non-Key decision, not subject to Call-In Approved
DD 86

North of Tyne Proposals – Consent to Secretary of State’s Order Authority to execute Deed of Co-operation

The purpose of this report is to invite the Head of Paid Service to authorise the execution of the Deed of Co-operation in the form of Version 12 circulated by South Tyneside Council on Friday 29 June 2018.

A report has been provided to the Head of Paid Service by the Monitoring Officer giving advice about the execution of the Deed.

Helen Golightly, Head of Paid Service for the North East Combined Authority 04/07/2018 Non-Key decision, not subject to Call-In Approved