Economy, Place, Access, and Transport Scrutiny Committee Work Plan

Quarterly finance and performance monitoring reports:
To include along with papers for the relevant committee date, but not to be treated as a substantive agenda item.  We can still raise questions/comments about them though by exception if Members wish to; perhaps then following up with specific agenda item in future.

Possible Task and Finish Groups to run in parallel.  Detailed scope needs working out between interested Members prior to committee approval.
- Grass verges, etc?
Interested Members: Cllrs Hook, Steward, and Taylor.
- Broadband installation issues?
Interested Members: Cllrs Hook and Nelson

Role of Executive Members:
- Expected to attend items relevant to their portfolio area
- Committee Members to maintain sight of Executive business and flag up specific issues/reports to bring to committee for scrutiny, pending space on the workplan.

Other notes for info:
- With exception to the meeting on 26/09/23 the scope of the reports, along with any external guests, for most of the year’s planned meetings need clarifying.  To give sufficient notice we should aim to confirm these no later than 2 calendar months prior to each meeting.




Lead Officer


26 September 2023


Suggestions of additional guests for committee, if possible:

Representative of disabled residents’ group or the Reverse The Ban campaign?

The Police or another appropriate person who can credibly speak to issues regarding risk?

Andrew Lowson from York BID to provide perspective from business community?

York Civic Trust?

Blue Badge Holder Access


Unsure which CYC officers are best placed to attend - happy for them to discuss in conjunction with relevant Executive Members.

Scrutiny of work taking place on administration’s policy pledge to reverse the “blue badge ban”, covering:

Timeline of events and changes which led us to the current position; including (shareable) information we have regarding risk.

View of how other Local Authorities for comparable cities have handled this issue (Chester and Bath have been cited by concern residents and officers).

Details of the upcoming (October?) consultation on Blue Badge Access, covering:

- methodology
- all of the means for concerned residents to take part in it; including efforts to proactively collect views from disabled residents and blue badge holders.
- the proposals and/or principles being consulted on
- the timescales for the consultation itself
- the timescales and costs for implementing any potential outcomes. 


24 October 2023

Getting around our city

Local Transport Plan



Opportunity to scrutinise, and input on, work taking place to assist Council in successful delivery for residents.


Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan



Opportunity to scrutinise, and input on, work taking place to assist Council in successful delivery for residents.


Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) looking back/looking ahead?

Scrutiny of effectiveness / achievements / difficulties of 2015-2020 AQAP and thinking for next version of this (whether it’s called the same thing or part of something else like the LTP?)

Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) looking back/looking ahead?  Needs to consider the work of other cities/local authorities.

28 November 2023

Economy (city centre and beyond)
Possible guests; James Farrar from the LEP?

Economic Strategy


Update on implementation, work on inward investment, skills development.









15 January 2024

Check-in on clients (MIY and GLL) plus update from York BID
Possible guests; lead staff from each organsation.

MIY performance update



Update on performance and plans, and pertinent issues discussed when they last presented in July 2022.

Opportunity to scrutinise, and input into, work to decide future Service Level Agreement.




Update on performance and plans, plus any particular issues committee members want to focus on.


MCA Economic Framework



27 February 2024

York’s waterworks - a health check
Possible guests; Yorkshire Water, Natural England, Canal and Rivers Trust?

The health of our rivers and becks



Report on cleanliness of York’s rivers/becks, sewage management, management/support of biodiversity around them.


Drainage infrastructure



Report on the state of York’s drainage infrastructure; covering capacity to meet demand in urban and rural areas, insight into recent and forthcoming investment into repairs/upgrades, scale of challenge faced.

25 March 2024

Our city’s assets - using what we’ve got more effectively to benefit our residents

Asset Management


Report on how the Council’s Asset Management Strategy (2017-2022) worked and where it’s left us now, thinking around the plan for the next five years, chance to have discussion on ideas to feed into this - covering value for money, acquisition, redevelopment, disposal.

25 April 2024

Parking - Digi ResPark, enforcement, plus on street EV charging.

Digital ResPark


Follow up on previous scrutiny session held November 2022 covering any recommendations taken on board, problems dealt with since then, other outstanding issues/challenges/opportunities.


Parking Enforcement



- Brief summary of how this service works (for the benefit of the reading/watching public).
- Appraisal of the Parking Hot Line (who runs it, are we happy with how it works, relationship between who runs this and CYC).
- Performance against demand; how many reports are physically followed up and how quickly, how many of them see enforcement take place, and any other useful KPIs.
- Pressures faced by the service and its staff; personnel numbers versus workload, vacancies, peaks/troughs in demand, and any specific “problem” areas/themes.
- Working relationship with Police who also help with parking offences, especially outside of our service hours.
- Use/roll-out of technology to help with enforcement capacity; to what extent is this happening, how are we deploying current resource, is it working, do we need more.
- Anything else which Officers would value Members/Public input on; addressing future demand, alternative methods of service delivery, that sort of thing.


On-street EV charging

Follow up on previous Scrutiny item on this subject



Unallocated items:

·         Planning Enforcement; with particular focus on conditions relating to the Environment.

·         York BID

·         All other items on previous work plans for previous “Economy and Place” committee, plus any items relating to Access and Transport from any other previous committees.