Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


Tuesday, 14 March 2023




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for Transport held on Tuesday, 14 March 2023. 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 Services no later than 5pm on the 16 March 2023.


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



5.               Response to petition regarding Noddle Hill lay-by




                      i.       Noted the E-Petition received;

                     ii.       Noted the interim situation for the unauthorised encampment at Noddle Hill;

                    iii.       Noted the future work proposed to increase the amount of Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation as part of the delivery phase of the Local Plan which will enable relocation of the encampment to an authorised site;

                   iv.       Noted the establishment of a Project Manager post by the Corporate Director of Place in Consultation with the Executive Member for Housing in regard to already committed S106 funds and to commence early engagement with the developers of strategic sites and commence planning for the provision of additional pitches;

                     v.       Agreed, subject to land ownership questions being clarified, to commence the process to stop up the Noddle Hill layby as being surplus to highway requirements and develop proposals for a green area to improve the amenity of the adjoining area.


Reason:     To ensure the long-term solution to the unauthorised

encampment at Noddle Hill and reflect the legal protections afforded to the individuals on the encampment.




6.               PROW: Public Footpath Copmanthorpe No 2. Proposed closure of Copmanthorpe Level Crossing - update




                          i.    To delegate authority to the Director for Environment, Transport and Planning in consultation with the Executive Member for Transport, in accordance with paragraphs 15 or 16 of this report (as the case may be), to:

a) formulate and submit an objection to the TWA Order; or

b) formulate and submit a representation in support of the TWA Order; or

c) submit a representation that neither supports nor objects to the TWA Order i.e. effectively adopt a neutral position with no positive case in relation to the principle of the TWA Order.


Reason:     So that an outline decision can be made to Network Rail’s TWA Order application before the restrictions of the pre-election period come into effect, by giving specific delegation to an Officer to complete and submit the detail of the relevant submission on behalf of the Council, within the 6 week statutory consultation period, or to review that decision if circumstances change.





7.               Respark Schemes and Low Traffic Neighbourhood Updates




                      i.       Agreed that petitions submitted will be filtered into one steam of work and progressed in the order that they are received.


Reason:     This will help provide a better oversight of work programs and not give an unrealistic timescale for progression of requests.








8.               Dft Micromobility trial update




                      i.       Noted that a report will be presented to the Executive Member for Transport once further details of the legislative changes impacting micromobility are announced;


Reason:     The Council requires information from Government legislation regarding the changes impacting micromobility.




9.               York Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Update




                      i.       Acknowledged the progress made to date towards completion of York’s LCWIP.


Reason:     To ensure the Executive Member is up to date and to enable him to highlight any concerns.