Tuesday, 20 July 2021




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the Executive meeting held on Tuesday, 20 July 2021.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in a decision, notice must be given to Democracy Support Group no later than 4pm on the second working day after this meeting.


If you have any queries about any matters referred to in this decision sheet please contact FionaYoung.



6.               City of York Council Recovery and Renewal Strategy - July Update


Resolved:  That the contents of the report be noted.




7.               Innovative Flood Resilience Programme


Resolved:  That the ongoing work to develop the business case to access the funding indicatively valued at £5.8m be supported.


Reason:     To support the delivery of the York and North Yorkshire Natural Flood Risk Management Innovative Flood Resilience project.




8.               Huntington Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Result and Adoption


Resolved:  (i)      That the results of the referendum be noted and that the Huntington Neighbourhood Plan be formally ‘made’.


                   (ii)      That the Decision Statement attached at Annex B to the report be published in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2021 (as amended).


Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.




9.               Outcome of the Feasibility Study into a Riverside Walkway and New Pedestrian Bridge over the Ouse


Resolved:  (i)      That the outcomes of the YNYER LEP funded feasibility work on a riverside walkway to the rear of Coney Street and options for a new pedestrian bridge over the Ouse be noted.


Reason:     To note the options and opportunities for opening up the Ouse riverside and creating new walking routes from the station to the city centre.


                   (ii)      That the inclusion of the riverside walkway in the council’s Levelling Up fund bid be noted.


Reason:     To be aware that the riverside walkway has formed part of the council’s first round funding bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund, with the outcome due to be announced in autumn 2021.


                   (iii)     That officers continue to work with the private sector owners of riverside properties to shape the emerging riverside walkway proposals and negotiate any necessary commercial relationships with neighbouring landowners and developers for Executive approval.


Reason:     To ensure the developer proposals for a new walkway, as part of the emerging Riverside Quarter development, fit with the city’s strategies and ambitions and optimise social benefits.


                   (iv)    That approval be given to undertake any necessary early stage surveys and feasibility work on the council-owned 25-27 Coney Street as part of the wider private sector redevelopment proposals to be funded from existing city centre regeneration budgets and staff resources.


Reason:     To ensure that the council can use its landholding interest to influence the Riverside Quarter development proposals and maximise the commercial return from any potential future development.