Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


Tuesday, 21 June 2022




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for Transport held on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in a decision, notice must be given to Democracy Services no later than 4pm on 23 June 2023.


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4.               City Centre Exemption Consultation




                      i.       Approved as advertised the amendment the Traffic Regulation Order to amend the list of exemptions to reduce the number of vehicles accessing the pedestrian area during the hours of operation from 1 October 2022.


Reason:     To reduce the number of vehicles within the pedestrian area to reduce the level of conflict between vehicles and pedestrians to help improve pedestrian safety within the pedestrian area.


                     ii.       Approved further communication with residents and businesses within the pedestrian area to make them aware of the policy and procedures that will be implemented in order to gain approved vehicle access with the pedestrian area.


Reason:     To provide clarity on the process to gain vehicle access to the pedestrian area if required for works or in an emergency situation.


                    iii.       Approved an amendment to the National Street Gazetteer to provide information on time that vehicle access in to the streets within the pedestrian area is prohibited.


Reason:     To provide utility companies with information on restrictions on vehicle access to the pedestrian area once the Hostile Vehicle Mitigation measures have been put in place to reduce utility vehicles trying the access the pedestrian area without the correct approval.




5.               Consideration of options for damaged lamp column




                      i.       Approved option B2 to repair the existing last remaining cast column. Cast columns are more likely to crack and fall so this option relocates the column a few metres away and protects it with bollards to reduce the risk of a vehicle strike in the future.


Reasons:   Street Lighting Officers would normally replace with a tubular steel column which is less likely to collapse, however it would result in the loss of a unique heritage asset, for this reason repair is recommended. Street Lighting Officers would not recommend just repair in the exact same location due to the risk of future vehicle strikes, so have developed an option which moves the column a few metres and with protection of some bollards reduces the risk of it being hit by a vehicle in the future.




6.               iTravel update




                      i.       Noted the progress made in 2021/22 and the proposed 22/23 iTravel Programme subject to funding.


Reason:     To endorse the proposed approach to delivery for 2022/23 in support of the council plan outcome of enabling more residents to get around sustainably.




7.               Proposed Residents Parking for Kexby Avenue, Arnside Place and 13 to 57 (odds) Thief Lane consideration of objections to the introduction of Residents Parking in these streets




                      i.       Approved the making of the Order, as drafted, to introduce parking controls (ResPark Area) on Kexby Avenue for those in the R39B Residents Priority Parking Zone.


Reason:    This recommendation is supported by the majority

of people from Kexby Avenue who signed the petition in favour and is supported by the outcome of the further consultation in September 2021.


                     ii.       Approved the making of the Order, as drafted, to extend the R39B Residents’ Priority Parking Zone and include properties in Kexby Avenue, Arnside Place and 13 to 57 (odds) Thief Lane in the qualification zone for this ResPark scheme.


Reason:     Residents in these properties can, currently, park

in these streets. As the introduction of ResPark is intended to address non-resident parking it is reasonable to continue to accommodate them in the qualifying zone.




8.               Osbaldwick Lane Parking Petition




                      i.       That the Transport team undertake work with the communities’ team to review the area and discuss options for a ward funded scheme with ward councillors.


Reason:     This will provide an opportunity review the area and propose options that will tackle the concerns that the residents have raised concerns about.




9.               Speed Limit Traffic Regulation Order Amendments




                      i.       That no further action be undertaken on Temple Lane, Copmanthorpe and A19, Deighton;

                     ii.       That no further action be taken on Intake Lane, Acaster Malbis. Officers to review whether appropriate signage is currently being used on the road.


Reason:     Because the road environment is not consistent with a lower speed limit and there is little prospect of achieving a reduction in vehicle speeds.


                    iii.       That the revised speed limit changes be advertised for The Holies Stockton on the Forest, A1079 Dunnington, North Lane Huntington, Wheldrake Lane Elvington, Sim Balk Lane Bishopthorpe, Askham Bryan Sites 1 and 2, Naburn, The Revival Estate, Towthorpe, and Shipton Road as outlined in the report;

                   iv.       That Northfield Lane, Poppelton be advertised with additional information provided to those advised of the advertisement relating to a Quite Lane sign;

                     v.       That a decision on Stockton Lane be postponed to review the option of implementing a 50 Miles Per Hour speed limit.


Reason:     Because the indications are these are appropriate speed limits due to the surrounding environment, to respond to resident concerns and to reduce risk of collisions and injuries.




10.            DEFRA Air Quality last mile delivery update




                      i.       Noted the DEFRA air quality project feasibility study;

                     ii.       Approved a 9 month pilot as per the feasibility report

(scenarios 1a) and 1b) focusing on small parcel delivery using pedestrian portering and zero emission deliveries (cargo and e-cargo bikes). Consolidating the deliveries at a hub in a location that has good access for delivery vehicles and access to the inner ring road in order to test the last mile possibilities;

                    iii.       Approved the principle of a 12 month lease for the trial to operate from, allowing 3 months for set up and decant and 9 months for the operation of trial;

                   iv.       Delegated to the Director of Environment, Transport and Planning in consultation with the S.151 Officer and Director of Governance authority to :

a. Finalise the lease arrangements for the trial (at

the moment proposed to be 107-109 Walmgate)

as the location for the hub, work through any

legal and planning requirements and establish

management arrangements of the hub;

b. finalise arrangements with operators to take part in the trial;

c. to enter into agreement with an academic

institution and representatives from the Freight

Forum to have an oversight of the pilot, set the

performance measures and test the operators

against these;


Reason:     To ensure the best outcomes are achieved to improve air quality and to feed in to inform strategy and approach locally and regionally to consolidation of freight.




11.            Maximising use of the Park and Ride with a review of onstreet parking




                      i.       Approved the scoping of a trial for charges for on-street parking on Knavesmire road with the results reporting back to a future decision session to initiate a trial.


Reason:     To ensure commuter journeys are intercepted at the park and ride stops to reduce carbon, improve air quality and reduce unnecessary car journeys within the outer ring road.