City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


20 July 2021


Councillors D'Agorne




12.           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.


The Executive Member noted that Annex F of agenda item 6 presented traffic regulation order requests in his ward, but he had no interest in relation to any of requests.





13.           Minutes


Resolved: That minute 5 of the meeting held on 22 June 2021 be amended to read as:

‘The Executive Member for Transport whilst noting the wide nature of disabilities that can impact members of our community and how the TRO therefore impacts individuals differently welcomed the report. He noted that the current temporary measure had initially supported social distancing and is now assisting with giving confidence to visitors and residents that York is a safe City, by allowing City Centre Businesses to take advantage of the Government’s relaxation of regulations regarding Café Licences.


The Executive Member enquired how the consultation in this report related to the My City Centre consultation. Officers confirmed that the traffic regulation orders could be amended in order to align with any scheme that arose from my City Centre Consultation which is addressing the whole City Centre not the smaller area that is the subject of the consultation in this report.’






14.           Public Participation


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


Cllr Fenton spoke in relation to TRO’s E2, E4, and E6 Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward. In relation to E4 27-29 Moorcroft Road he requested that double yellow fines be installed to fix parking issues outside the GP practice and dentist like those used outside the shops on the road.


Nancy Kotecha spoke in relation to TRO F3 Grants Avenue, she asked that the Executive Member install double yellow lines as she was regularly obstructed exiting her driveway by car. She noted that insufficient space was left for cars to exit the drive when cars parked across the street.


Cllr Waller spoke about the need to retain public right of ways in relation to item 4 and enquired about a TRO not included in the report in relation to Windsor Garth.


It was confirmed that Windsor Garth had been actioned by officers outside of the Annual Review of TRO’s.


Cllr Looker supported proposals in item 5 of the report but raised concerns that cycle policy in the city was being made piece meal and that a comprehensive cycling strategy was required to deliver routes throughout the city.





15.           Progress towards determining all outstanding DMMO applications


Officers provided an update to the report and noted the applications made since the last report was received by the Executive Member. The Executive Member welcomed the progress made and the work that had been done to catch up on outstanding definitive map modification order

applications (DMMO).




                      i.       Noted the content of the report and gave authorisation for it to be forwarded to the Local Government Ombudsman.

                     ii.       Agreed to an annual report giving an over view of the rights of way function.


Reason:     To work towards the removal of the City of York

Council’s backlog of undetermined definitive map modification order applications (DMMO).





16.           Cycling in High Petergate


The Executive Member considered the proposal to make permanent the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to permit cycling in High Petergate in a southerly direction (i.e. from Bootham Bar to Duncombe Place) during the Footstreet hours (10:30 – 17:00). Questions were raised about cycling safety on Duncombe Place and it was noted measures including widening cycle lanes in the area would be considered as part of the Minster Neighbourhood Plan.


The Executive Member noted the need for a clear cycle route throughout the city and the need for clearly delineated lines which could promote cycling in York.




                   i.        Approved the introduction of a permanent Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to permit cycling in High Petergate in a southerly direction (i.e. from Bootham Bar to Duncombe Place) during the Footstreet hours (10:30 – 17:00).


Reason:    To improve road safety and convenience for cyclists.





17.           2020 Annual Review of Traffic Regulation Order Requests


Discussion took place regarding the non-urgent Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) requests that had been received by the Council in the past 18 months. The Executive Member agreed to advertise the recommended TRO’s during August and September outlined in Annexes A to S with the amendments outlined below.  






                      i.       That the recommendation for each request identified in Annexes A to S be approved subject to the below changes and advertised during August/September with notices placed on street and in the local press, if no objections are made then to be implanted as advertised by officers, those with objections to be brought to a future Executive Member Transport Decision Session:


B3: Canon’s Court- To advertise no waiting on both sides of the street for the whole adopted section of road;

C1: Crichton Avenue Roundabout- Approved no action as recommended, but requested that the roundabout be added to the Local Transport Cycle list for review of cycle provisions;

E2: Moor Lane- Delegated to officers to consult with businesses about advertising a maximum parking time;

E4: 27-29 Moorcroft Road- Delegated to officers to advertise an appropriate distance of double yellow lines;

F2: Broadway- to advertise and extend to the Mouth of Lesley Avenue;

F4: Kilburn Road (Outside No. 24)- to defer a decision until the September Decision Session and consider in relation to the requested residents parking scheme;

F6: Grange Garth- Delegated to officers to review the location of the residents parking bay signs and to advertise;

F7: Fulford Road- Delegated to officers to review the size and location of the parking bay in front of No. 73 and to advertise;

J3: Tang Hall Lane- Delegated to officers to review and advertise a time restricted parking bays and to advertise;

K3: Malvern Avenue- To add to the Speed Prevention List for consideration;

L3: Anthea Drive/Maythorn Drive- To advertise junction protection at the mouth of Maythorn Drive;

L4: Lucombe Way- refereed to the Council’s Air Quality Team to review idling;

L7: Avon Drive/Strensall road Junction- to advertise a standard junction resterctions;

P4: Water Lane- To advertise and to be refereed to trading standards regarding car sale advertisements;

Q2: Station Road, Poppleton- To advertise but amend to add restrictions to both arrive and not leave lanes.


Reason:     To proceed with the advertisement of Traffic Regulation Orders.









Cllr A D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport

[The meeting started at 10.00 am and finished at 12.26 pm].




























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