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Agenda item

Acceptance of Sustainable Travel Transition Year Grant

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

1.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report to approve acceptance of Sheffield City Region’s Sustainable Travel Transition Year (STTY) revenue grant for the year 2016/ 2017. There has been a delay in bringing the report due to clarification of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) governance processes and the preparation of the grant agreement. The grant in the sum of £826,000 will come from the Department for Transport to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) which will in turn be passed on to the Council via a further grant agreement from SCR. The Council will provide match funding in the sum of £176,600. The Council will also be the accountable body for the grant. Therefore the Council will be responsible for the obligations and liabilities of the grant agreement placed on the Sheffield City Region, which have been passed on from SCR to the Council.

 

 

6.2

RESOLVED: That the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport:-

 

 

 

(a)

notes the acceptance of Sheffield City Region’s Sustainable Travel Transition Year (STTY) revenue grant of up to £826,000 and match funding of £176,600, as detailed in Appendix A of the report (STTY Revenue Programme Summary);

 

 

 

 

(b)

approves the Council entering into and signing the grant agreement with the Sheffield City Region, to accept the STTY revenue grant and the terms of the grant, as detailed at Appendix B of the report;

 

 

 

 

(c)

notes that the Council will act as a delivery partner for projects totalling £1,002,600 (SCR grant of £826,000+ £176,600 of match funding) and act as the accountable body for the grant allocated to the Council; and

 

 

 

 

(d)

delegates’ authority to the Director of Finance and Commercial Services in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance to take such steps as they deem appropriate to achieve the outcomes set out in this report.

 

 

 

6.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

6.3.1

Acceptance of the grant would enable the continuation of complimentary revenue measures (such as cycle training and events, independent travel training and road safety education and training) to capital investment in improving road safety, including facilities for walkers and cyclists that will help achieve the Transport outcome of having better connected transport to increase travel choices.

 

 

6.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

6.4.1

An alternative option would be to reject the Sustainable Travel Transition Year grant, which would have a detrimental effect on the overall funding for Transport, Traffic and Parking Services and consequently Sheffield City Council.

 

 

6.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

6.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

6.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

6.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Minutes:

6.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report to approve acceptance of Sheffield City Region’s Sustainable Travel Transition Year (STTY) revenue grant for the year 2016/ 2017. There has been a delay in bringing the report due to clarification of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) governance processes and the preparation of the grant agreement. The grant in the sum of £826,000 will come from the Department for Transport to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) which will in turn be passed on to the Council via a further grant agreement from SCR. The Council will provide match funding in the sum of £176,600. The Council will also be the accountable body for the grant. Therefore the Council will be responsible for the obligations and liabilities of the grant agreement placed on the Sheffield City Region, which have been passed on from SCR to the Council.

 

 

6.2

RESOLVED: That the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport:-

 

 

 

(a)

notes the acceptance of Sheffield City Region’s Sustainable Travel Transition Year (STTY) revenue grant of up to £826,000 and match funding of £176,600, as detailed in Appendix A of the report (STTY Revenue Programme Summary);

 

 

 

 

(b)

approves the Council entering into and signing the grant agreement with the Sheffield City Region, to accept the STTY revenue grant and the terms of the grant, as detailed at Appendix B of the report;

 

 

 

 

(c)

notes that the Council will act as a delivery partner for projects totalling £1,002,600 (SCR grant of £826,000+ £176,600 of match funding) and act as the accountable body for the grant allocated to the Council; and

 

 

 

 

(d)

delegates’ authority to the Director of Finance and Commercial Services in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance to take such steps as they deem appropriate to achieve the outcomes set out in this report.

 

 

 

6.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

6.3.1

Acceptance of the grant would enable the continuation of complimentary revenue measures (such as cycle training and events, independent travel training and road safety education and training) to capital investment in improving road safety, including facilities for walkers and cyclists that will help achieve the Transport outcome of having better connected transport to increase travel choices.

 

 

6.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

6.4.1

An alternative option would be to reject the Sustainable Travel Transition Year grant, which would have a detrimental effect on the overall funding for Transport, Traffic and Parking Services and consequently Sheffield City Council.

 

 

 

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