Outcome of the Feasibility Study into a Riverside Walkway and New Pedestrian Bridge over the Ouse
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To report the outcome of a feasibility study in
to a riverside walkway from Lendal Bridge to Ouse Bridge and a new
pedestrian bridge connecting to North Gardens.
The Executive will be asked to note the outcome of the report and approve the proposed next steps.
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.
Report author: Andy Kerr
Publication date: 21/07/2021
Date of decision: 20/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 23/07/2021