Notice of a public meeting of


Decision Session - Executive Leader (incorporating Policy, Strategy and Partnerships)



Councillor Aspden (Executive Leader)



Wednesday, 9 March 2022






The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor,

West Offices (F045)





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 Democratic Services by 4:00pm on Friday 11 March 2022.


*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.




Written representations in respect of items on this agenda should be submitted to Democratic Services by at 5.00pm on

Monday 7 March 2022.









1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting, the Executive Leader is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 2)


To approve and sign the minutes of the joint Budget Decision Session held on 13 December 2021.





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. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday 7 March 2022.


 To register to speak please visit to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.


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4.          Great British Railways Headquarters 

(Pages 3 - 28)


The Department for Transport has announced their intention to run a competition to select the appropriate location for the headquarters of Great British Railways (GBR). This report notes the considerable benefits of York being home to Great British Railways HQ.





5.          Urgent Business 



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




Democracy Officer:

Name:  Robert Flintoft

Contact Details:

Telephone – (01904) 551088

Email –





For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy 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.