Contact: Laura Clark  Executive Support Manager

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Declarations of Interest

At this point, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on 19 July 2018.


Civic Announcements

To consider any announcements made by the Lord Mayor in respect of Civic business.


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, any member of the public who has registered to address the Council, or to ask a Member of the Council a question, on a matter directly relevant to the business of the Council or the City, may do so.  The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Wednesday 24 October. To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note this meeting will be filmed and webcast and that includes any registered public speakers, who have given their permission. This broadcast can be viewed at


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting. Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present. It can be viewed at






To consider any petitions received from Members in accordance with Standing Order No.15.  Notice has been received of three petitions to be presented by:


Councillor D’Agorne, calling for a Respark scheme on Farrar Street.


Councillor Kramm, on green waste collection for East Mount Road.


Councillor Cuthbertson on behalf of York Liberal Democrats, on ‘Stop Fracking in York’.


Report of Executive Leader and Executive Recommendations and Questions pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive and consider a written report from the Leader and, to answer questions on the work of the Executive, and the Executive recommendations for approval, as set out below:


































30 August

















27 September 2018








18 October



35.         Minute 35:The Proposed Purchase of Robinson Court and the Union Terrace Centre (formerly the Arc Light Centre)



36.         Minute 36: Capital Programme - Monitor 1 2018/19




51.         Minute 51: Establishing an Investment Budget for a Strategic Commercial Property Acquisition




Duncombe Barracks

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Additional documents:


Report of Deputy Leader and Questions pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive and consider a written report from the Deputy Leader and, to question the Deputy Leader thereon.



Motions on Notice

To consider the following Motions on Notice under Standing Order 22:


Motions submitted for consideration directly by Council, in accordance with Standing Order 22.1


(i)           From Councillor Doughty


York’s Northern Ring Road


“Council notes:


The Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that dualling a significant portion of York’s Northern Ring Road will be one of the first schemes under the Government’s new Major Road Network programme;


Discussions are underway between stakeholders and Highways England regarding the dualling of the A64 from the Hopgrove roundabout to Barton Hill, a development of interest to all of York but particularly to residents on the east side of the city who bear the greatest brunt of tailbacks and delays;


That discussions regarding the A64 upgrade require sustained local support from the public and private sectors to put the project on the Highways England priority list and both schemes together represent an opportunity to promote projects which are best developed to complement each other for the maximum benefit to local residents and businesses.


Council therefore resolves:


To ask officers to engage with the business community and York’s LEPs to encourage active, supportive representations in favour of the A64 scheme and to work with neighbouring local authorities along the A64 corridor to organise business support throughout the area;


To ask the Chief Executive to write to both York MPs to ask for their public support of the Northern Ring Road and A64 upgrades and to seek support from other MPs with constituencies impacted by the proposed improvements.”



(ii)          From Councillor Cuthbertson




“Council believes that climate change poses a real threat to the future and environment of York and more widely, the UK.


Council notes:


·        That fracking (hydraulic fracturing for shale gas), contributes  to the threat of climate change;

·        The recent  IPCC report into climate change;

·        That over a thousand residents have added their names to ‘Ban Fracking Now’ petition;

·        That the Public Attitudes Tracker Survey showed that only 19% of the British public support fracking, while 81% support renewable energy;

·        If widespread fracking is allowed to take place across York and North Yorkshire, it will mean the irreversible industrialisation of our rural areas; areas which currently provide sustainable jobs in key local industries such as tourism and agriculture;

·        That Conservative Government policy to allow fracking as ‘permitted development’ will bypass local decision making and accelerate fracking in our region;

·        That if the 500m buffer/zone policy is achieved in the North Yorkshire Minerals & Waste plan through inspection, this will help to protect residents and the local environment from fracking development, should Government persist.


The UK has a vast potential for clean energy. Investment in renewable energy, public transport and energy efficiency will create far more jobs than fracking, deliver energy security, boost York’s local economy and allow us to play our part in avoiding dangerous climate change.


Therefore, Council resolves:


·        That Council lobby against the Conservative Government’s fracking proposals.

·        That  Council contact the Secretary of State for BEIS, Julian Sturdy MP and Rachael Maskell  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


Questions to the Leader or Executive Members

To question the Leader and/or Executive Members in respect of any matter within their portfolio responsibility, in accordance with Standing Order 20.


Report of Executive Member pdf icon PDF 476 KB

To receive a written report from the Executive Member for Education, Children & Young People and to question the Executive Member thereon, in accordance with Standing Order 19.


Report of the Chair of the Customer & Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To receive a report from Councillor Williams, the Chair of the Customer & Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee (CSMC) on the work of scrutiny.


Recommendations of the Gambling, Licensing & Regulatory Committee pdf icon PDF 84 KB







Licensing &





17 September 2018




13.         Minute 13:Council's Constitution - Licensing Appeals





Proportionality, Allocation to Seats and Appointments to the Council Structure and Outside Bodies for the remainder of 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the appointments and changes to membership of committees and outside bodies set out on the list attached to this summons.

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Urgent Business

Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.

Agenda Supplement - Recommendations, Motions and Amendments, and Appointments and Changes to Membership pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Democracy Officer


Laura Clark:

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 552207

·        Email –

Additional documents:


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