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GMITA Policy commitee has minutes showing the detail of the Manchester Transport Fund. This means all the sums done, decisions made, etc.

Good news seems to be that Oldham town centre metrolink funding is confirmed, the early drafts had been iffy on whether the budget would stretch that far. They are looking at sources of funding for the rest of the transport prioritys identified, a business rates levy on any development scheme that unduly benefits from transport infrastructure looks likely and their looking at European pots they can apply for the confirmed works to see if they can get some money back to respend though their wary of potentially taking money that would be spent on other more needy projects.

Theirs breakdowns of exactly whos paying how much for what scheme, for example Manchester Airport is paying £50m towards the airport link in two £25m installments.

The 4 Dft fast tracking schemes are going well, Government is expected to sign off on the Ashton and East Didsbury line in the Autumn and construction to immediatley begin. Meanwhile timelines for the other projects will be ready in Autumn with construction expected to commence Summer next year.

Looks like the feasability study on the Ashton bypass has done well as a business case has been submitted and work is expected to begin next summer.

If possible their going to begin work on any scheme as soon as its ready before the funding agency has released the funds and will borrow to cover until its recieved. Speed seems to be the buzzword of the report and its repeated over and over again.

Individual Projects current status:

Metrolink: Chorlton to East Didsbury
TWA Order and planning consent are in place. Aim to obtain planning consents for certain detailed matters by 30 October 2009 prior to finalising the design & construction contract.

Metrolink: Droylsden to Ashton
A TWA Order and planning consent is in place. Aim to obtain planning consents for certain detailed matters by 30 October 2009 prior to finalising the design & construction contract

Elements of Cross City Bus Package
No Planning Consent required Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) for the four elements of the scheme are scheduled to be obtained by June 2010

Park and Ride (Rail Sites)
Planning consents are currently scheduled as being obtained by April 2010 however schedule will need to be reviewed when the scope of the package has been finalised

Park and Ride (Metrolink Sites)
Aim to obtain planning consents by 30 October 2009 prior to finalising the design & construction contract (with exception to Shaw and Crompton as the date is not on the critical path)

Leigh-Salford-Manchester Busway
A TWA Order and planning consent are in place. Detailed planning consents expected to be obtained by March 2011. TRO's for Leigh- Ellenbrook and A580 have lapsed and are expected to be renewed by December 2010 (unlikely to involve full consultation process)

Metrolink: Rochdale Town Centre
Operating powers granted by Act of Parliament and planning consent is in place. Particular planning consents are being progressed for certain detailed matters however scheme could progress in their absence

Metrolink: Airport
TWA Order and planning consent is in place. Particular planning consents are being progressed for certain detailed matters however scheme could progress in their absence

Metrolink: Second City Crossing
TWA Order and planning consents required - dates to be confirmed
(schedule currently under development)

Fund Contributions to Stations
Planning Consents expected to be obtained in June - December 2010 (approximate dates - schedule cannot be finalised until scope of package is agreed)

Altrincham Interchange
On the basis of the current schedule, full Planning Consent is expected to be achievable in April 2010 and TRO Consultation in April 2011

Bolton Interchange
Full Planning Consent expected to be obtained in June 2011 and TRO in March 2011 however this is subject to ongoing discussions with Bolton re. accelerating timescales

Metrolink: Oldham Town Centre
Operating powers granted by Act of Parliament and planning consent is in place. Particular planning consents are being progressed for certain detailed matters however scheme could progress in their absence

Conclusions
6.1 The Greater Manchester Transport Fund, previously agreed by AGMA, provides the framework for a significant and ambitious programme of investment in a range of local transport initiatives that will provide a major contribution to Greater Manchester future economic prospects, whilst contributing positively to wider social and environmental objectives for the City Region.

6.2 The delivery, finance and governance arrangements set out in this report will provide a strong, accountable and responsive system to ensure the timely delivery of the programme.

6.3 Moreover, the wider investigation of further funding sources will also provide the potential scope for Greater Manchester to secure further identified priorities for investment that lie outside current funding resources.
 

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GMITA Policy commitee has minutes showing the detail of the Manchester Transport Fund. This means all the sums done, decisions made, etc.

Good news seems to be that Oldham town centre metrolink funding is confirmed, the early drafts had been iffy on whether the budget would stretch that far. They are looking at sources of funding for the rest of the transport prioritys identified, a business rates levy on any development scheme that unduly benefits from transport infrastructure looks likely and their looking at European pots they can apply for the confirmed works to see if they can get some money back to respend though their wary of potentially taking money that would be spent on other more needy projects.

Theirs breakdowns of exactly whos paying how much for what scheme, for example Manchester Airport is paying £50m towards the airport link in two £25m installments.

The 4 Dft fast tracking schemes are going well, Government is expected to sign off on the Ashton and East Didsbury line in the Autumn and construction to immediatley begin. Meanwhile timelines for the other projects will be ready in Autumn with construction expected to commence Summer next year.

Looks like the feasability study on the Ashton bypass has done well as a business case has been submitted and work is expected to begin next summer.

If possible their going to begin work on any scheme as soon as its ready before the funding agency has released the funds and will borrow to cover until its recieved. Speed seems to be the buzzword of the report and its repeated over and over again.

Individual Projects current status:

Metrolink: Chorlton to East Didsbury
TWA Order and planning consent are in place. Aim to obtain planning consents for certain detailed matters by 30 October 2009 prior to finalising the design & construction contract.

Metrolink: Droylsden to Ashton
A TWA Order and planning consent is in place. Aim to obtain planning consents for certain detailed matters by 30 October 2009 prior to finalising the design & construction contract

Elements of Cross City Bus Package
No Planning Consent required Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) for the four elements of the scheme are scheduled to be obtained by June 2010

Park and Ride (Rail Sites)
Planning consents are currently scheduled as being obtained by April 2010 however schedule will need to be reviewed when the scope of the package has been finalised

Park and Ride (Metrolink Sites)
Aim to obtain planning consents by 30 October 2009 prior to finalising the design & construction contract (with exception to Shaw and Crompton as the date is not on the critical path)

Leigh-Salford-Manchester Busway
A TWA Order and planning consent are in place. Detailed planning consents expected to be obtained by March 2011. TRO's for Leigh- Ellenbrook and A580 have lapsed and are expected to be renewed by December 2010 (unlikely to involve full consultation process)

Metrolink: Rochdale Town Centre
Operating powers granted by Act of Parliament and planning consent is in place. Particular planning consents are being progressed for certain detailed matters however scheme could progress in their absence

Metrolink: Airport
TWA Order and planning consent is in place. Particular planning consents are being progressed for certain detailed matters however scheme could progress in their absence

Metrolink: Second City Crossing
TWA Order and planning consents required - dates to be confirmed
(schedule currently under development)

Fund Contributions to Stations
Planning Consents expected to be obtained in June - December 2010 (approximate dates - schedule cannot be finalised until scope of package is agreed)

Altrincham Interchange
On the basis of the current schedule, full Planning Consent is expected to be achievable in April 2010 and TRO Consultation in April 2011

Bolton Interchange
Full Planning Consent expected to be obtained in June 2011 and TRO in March 2011 however this is subject to ongoing discussions with Bolton re. accelerating timescales

Metrolink: Oldham Town Centre
Operating powers granted by Act of Parliament and planning consent is in place. Particular planning consents are being progressed for certain detailed matters however scheme could progress in their absence

Conclusions
6.1 The Greater Manchester Transport Fund, previously agreed by AGMA, provides the framework for a significant and ambitious programme of investment in a range of local transport initiatives that will provide a major contribution to Greater Manchester future economic prospects, whilst contributing positively to wider social and environmental objectives for the City Region.

6.2 The delivery, finance and governance arrangements set out in this report will provide a strong, accountable and responsive system to ensure the timely delivery of the programme.

6.3 Moreover, the wider investigation of further funding sources will also provide the potential scope for Greater Manchester to secure further identified priorities for investment that lie outside current funding resources.
Thanks for that zero.

Do we know which four schemes constitute the "four elements" of the Cross City Bus package?
 

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No, as far as I know no public document has ever stated which of the 4 elements they have chosen to keep over the last year, even the commitee briefing papers.
 
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