Notice of a public meeting of                                 




Councillors Aspden (Chair), Ayre, Craghill, Cuthbertson, D'Agorne, Orrell, Runciman, Smalley, Waller and Widdowson



Thursday, 14 January 2021



5.30 pm



Remote Meeting






Notice to Members – Post Decision Calling In:


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in any item* on this agenda, notice must be given to Democracy Support Group by 4:00 pm on Monday, 18 January 2021.


*With the exception of matters that have been the subject of a previous call in, require Full Council approval or are urgent, which are not subject to the call-in provisions. Any called in items will be considered by the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee.




1.          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.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 10)


To approve and sign the minutes of the last Executive meeting, held on 15 December 2020.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 12 January 2021.

To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact Democratic Services.  Contact details can be found at the foot of the agenda.  


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4.          Forward Plan 

(Pages 11 - 14)


To receive details of those items that are listed on the Forward Plan for the next two Executive meetings.




5.          City of York Council Recovery and Renewal Strategy - January Update 

(Pages 15 - 50)


The Chief Operating Officer to present a report which provides an update for January 2021 on the council’s activities both directly in response to Covid-19 and to support recovery and renewal, and seeks approval for recommendations made by the Executive Member for Finance & Performance in November 2020.





6.          The York Business Improvement District Renewal Ballot 

(Pages 51 - 74)


The Interim Director of Place to present a report which sets out proposals for a second term for the York Business Improvement District (BID), outlines the renewal prospectus and voting process, and seeks Executive support to allow a renewal ballot for the York BID to take place between 28 January and 25 February 2021.




7.          Street Works – Changing from Noticing to a Permitting Scheme 

(Pages 75 - 150)


The Corporate Director of Housing, Economy & Place to present a report which seeks approval to introduce a permit scheme to govern all utility and highway works activities within the council’s highways network, in order to achieve improvements to these activities and comply with the Department of Transport’s request that all highways authorities move to a permit scheme.




8.          Urgent Business 



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





Democratic Services Officer:

 Name: Fiona Young

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 552030

·        E-mail –





For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:

·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.