Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


Tuesday, 19 October 2021




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for Transport held on Tuesday, 19 October 2021. The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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4.               Directorate of Place 2021/22 Transport Capital Programme – Monitor 1 Report




                      i.       Approved the amendments to the 2021/22 Directorate of Place Transport Capital Programme.


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.


                     ii.       Approved the increase in budget allocation and the progression of the improvements to the footway on University Road, funded by Ward Funding and from the Pedestrian Minor Schemes budget ahead of any potential future restriction to the highway.


Reason:     To address the defective footway following a review by the Director of Environment, Transport and Planning as indicated in paras. 26 to 29.





5.               Petition by residents of Kexby Avenue and Arnside Place seeking the introduction of Residents Parking




                      i.       Approved the drafting of a further Order to extend the R39B Residents’ Priority Parking Zone to include properties in Kexby Avenue.


Reason:     This recommendation is supported by the majority of

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


                     ii.       To not include 13-57 Thief Lane within the R39B Residents Priority Parking Zone.


Reason:     This was not contained within the petition. The response to the consultation is low with four responses, 3 in support and 1 against from 23 properties.


                    iii.       Arnside Place and Thief Lane be granted permission to purchase visitors parking permits within the R39B Resident’s Priority Parking Zone.


Reason:     R39B Residents Priority Parking Zone cannot not cover Arnside Place as it is a private street. It was decided that residents would benefit from being able to access visitors passes and equally residents from the Zone could also park in Arnside Place.




6.               Tadcaster Road Sustainable Modes Improvement Scheme




                      i.       Approved Option C - to support the officer recommendations for design revisions as summarised in the table at para 119.


Reason:     To address the comments raised during the consultation.


                     ii.       Approved the progression of the detailed design with approval of the final layout to be brought to a future meeting of the Executive Member for Transport Decision Session.


Reason:     To ensure the final design addresses the comments raised in the consultation.


                    iii.       Approved the procurement of the works with the Tadcaster Road core works maintenance scheme and delegate to the Director of Place (in consultation with the s151 Officer and Director of Governance or their delegated officers) the authority to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts.


Reason:     To ensure best value for money and to minimise disruption to local residents.


                   iv.       That the scheme once detailed design and further costing work has been undertaken a report to the Executive Member for Transport will be prepared to determine priorities.


Reason: To determine the priorities for delivery as the budget may not be sufficient to deliver the whole scheme.


                     v.       Approved entering into a Funding Agreement with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) in respect of the Transforming Cities Funding (TCF) and delegate to the Director of Place (in consultation with the s151 Officer and Director of Governance or their delegated officers) the authority to take such steps as are necessary to negotiate and enter into the final agreement.


Reason:     To enable the scheme to be funded by the Transforming Cities Fund.




7.               York Bus Service Improvement Plan




                      i.       Approved the programme set out in the Plan, delegating authority to the Head of Highways and Transport to submit the plan to the Department for Transport.


Reason:     To allow for a timely delivery of York’s Bus Service Improvement Plan.