City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


13 April 2021


Councillors D'Agorne




71.           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. He confirmed he had none.




72.           Minutes


Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Transport held on 9 February 2021 and 9 March 2021 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record, subject the following amendments; minute 62. The formal advertisement of the TRO process to include a 20 mph zone; minute 64. That a further update be brought to the Executive Member; minute 69. That the ward councillors be updated on the possibility of a give way sign being installed.




73.           Public Participation


It was reported that there had been three registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


Jonathan Laverack Chair of Elvington Parish Council raised concerns of speeding on Elvington Lane and requested that a weight limit be placed on the road. He noted that a 2017 survey had shown the number of large vehicles on the road was found to be excessive.


Johnny Hayes welcomed a review of parking in the city, but requested that the scope of the review be expanded to include private car parks and the use of park and ride. He requested that further consultation also be included and noted concerns of no crime and order issues being flagged due to the polices concerns regarding St Georges Field multi story car park.


Dave Merrett also discussed the review of parking in the city and raised concerns that it did not have a focus on removing nonessential traffic in the city. He noted the Councils commitment to becoming net carbon zero and that transport in the city provided one of the greatest potentials for carbon reduction.




74.           Hyperhubs Projects


Officers introduced the report and provided an update that funding for providing solar PV had now been identified. It was noted that plans had originally been identified for a hyperhub but a new location was identified due to landownership issues. The Executive Member welcomed funding for solar PV and enquired as to whether the site could also include a storage battery, it was noted that due to a low peak number of kilowatts meant there was not a strong business case for a storage battery. 




                      i.       To proceed with the application for planning permission for a Hyperhub at Union Terrace car park.


Reason:     To contribute towards achieving one of the core aims of the EV Strategy; delivering an inner city Hyperhub.




75.           Consultation with options for restrictions 140 – 154 Boroughbridge Road


The Executive Member considered that consultation that followed measures that had been implemented, he noted that residents parking would likely not be suitable for a small section of road. He requested that officers monitor and provide a further update.








                      i.       Approval was given to implement the advertised restriction for double yellow lines on one side of the carriageway only;

                     ii.       Monitor and report back to a future decision session in the yearly review the impact of the implementation. Decision to advertise any additional restrictions will be made at this time.


Reason:     To progress the majority views of the residents consulted.




76.           Strategic Review of City Centre Access and Parking


Officers introduced the report and noted that the review would be in two parts one covering city centre access and parking. Challenges to a review of parking were noted by officers due to COVID 19 and that the city was currently still in recovery. Parking in the city was discussed and it was noted that park and ride and private car parks would be considered as part of the review. Access for cyclists and people with disabilities were discussed and it was recommended that engagement focus on mobility needs in and around the city for people to travel.




                      i.       Approved the scope for the review of city centre access and parking.


Reason:     To proceed with carrying out the review.


                     ii.       Approved the methodology and programme for the review, including carrying out consultation and engagement.


Reason:     To allow the review to commence in line with the programme with a report to be brought back in September 2021.


                    iii.       Noted that the review is to be completed prior to the implementation of the permanent footstreet extension in September 2021, as is set out in the programme.


Reason:     To continue to improve the existing mitigations for those affected by the proposed permanent changes to the footstreets be made implemented in September 2021.


                   iv.       Noted the review of city centre parking is critical to the Executive making the decision as to whether to proceed with St George’s Field multi-storey car park as part of the Castle Gateway Masterplan. This decision is required in October 2021.


Reason:     To enable an informed decision to be taken by the Executive as to whether to proceed with St George’s Field multi-storey car park.




77.           Place Transport Capital Programme - 2021-22 Budget Report


Officers introduced the Capital Programme and it was noted that no allocation had been made for a weight limit to be implemented in Elvington, the Executive Member confirmed that he would discuss traffic in the area with Ward Councillors. The Executive Member welcomed the progress made by officers on the Capital Programme.




                      i.       Approved the proposed programme of schemes for 2021/22.


Reason:     To implement the council’s transport strategy identified in York’s third Local Transport Plan and the Council Priorities, and deliver schemes identified in the council’s Transport Programme.










Cllr A D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport

[The meeting started at 10.00 am and finished at 10.58 am].




























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