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Improving York’s City Centre - Reinvigorate York Public Realm Improvement Projects: Exhibition Square/Theatre Interchange project

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To feedback on the outcome of public consultation for Exhibition Square/Theatre Interchange Duncombe Place/Blake Street Junction projects. The report will also seek approval for the outline costed proposals of one specific aspect - the Exhibition and linked Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) Theatre Interchange project. A further report to Cabinet in September 2014 will seek approval for the scheme proposals and funding for the remaining aspects of the Exhibition Square project and the Duncombe Place/Blake Street junction project. Members are asked to note the feedback from public consultation and agree scheme proposals and funding for the BBAF Theatre Interchange element of the Exhibition Square/Theatre Interchange project.

Due to a number of necessary tweaks on the final design prior to going ahead with the final report to Cabinet this item has been moved to 1 July Cabinet.


Resolved:    That Cabinet agree to:


(i)           Approve the overall design for the Theatre Interchange aspect of the Exhibition Square/Theatre Interchange project subject to further minor amendments being delegated to the Director of City and Environmental Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport.


(ii)          Approve the location of replacement bus shelters that offer significant improvements to the existing footways and bus shelters located within the Square.


(iii)        Note that a further report is planned for consideration by Cabinet in September, which will seek approval for the remaining aspects of the Exhibition Square project.


Reasons:     (i)    To enable progress of the Reinvigorate York Public Realm programme through agreement to the overall design for the interchange and noting progress on Exhibition Square.

(ii)     To improve arrangements for bus passengers within the area.


Report author: Sue Houghton

Publication date: 01/07/2014

Date of decision: 01/07/2014

Decided at meeting: 01/07/2014 - Executive

Effective from: 04/07/2014

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