City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


9 March 2021


Councillors D'Agorne




66.           Declarations of Interest


The Executive Member was asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that he might have had in respect of business on the agenda. None were declared.




67.           Minutes


Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Transport held on 18 January 2021 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record, subject to a number of grammatical corrections and the removal of Cllr Widdowson from attendance who had not attended the meeting.




68.           Public Participation


It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.




69.           Osbaldwick 20mph Speed Limit Objections


Officers introduced the report and noted that one objections had been received in relation to introduction of a 20mph speed limit, having taken this into account officers were recommending that the 20mph speed limit be introduced as advertised. The Executive Member noted the objection and highlighted that average speeds in the area were already close to 20mph and the introduction would reduce the number of signs required in the area that currently identify changes between 20 and 30mph.


A concern raised by a Ward Councillor regarding an incident at a junction within the scheme was noted and it was confirmed that officers could explore whether a give way sign could be installed to improve safety at the junction. 




                      i.       Agreed to the introduction of a 20mph speed limit be introduced as advertised.

                     ii.       Provide an update to Ward Councillors on the possibility of a give way sign.


Reason:     Because this will achieve a reduction in signs and poles on street in Osbaldwick village and a reduction in the future ongoing maintenance costs.




70.           Access Fund and Programme update


Officers introduced the report and noted the impact COVID-19 had had on the delivery of schemes in 2020. Therefore it was noted that an estimated underspend of £130,000 was available (from the 2020/21 DfT Access Fund allocation) to be brought forward to the 2021/22 budget. An extra £180,054 from DfT’s new Local Authority Capability Fund had also been allocated to the Council (since submission of the report) for 2021/22 to make the iTravel Programme 2021/22 budget an estimated £310,000.


Work that had been able to go ahead was outlined including York’s first Walking Festival in September 2020 in partnership with Indie York.


The Executive Member thanked officers for the work they had done over the past year across the Council and noted that the budget being brought forward to 2021/22 would be helpful in assisting residents throughout the city change how they travel.




                      i.       That the Executive Member noted the proposed 21/22 iTravel Programme subject to funding.


Reason:     To endorse the proposed approach to delivery for 2021/22 in support of the council plan outcome of enabling more residents to get around sustainably.








Cllr A D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport

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