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Minutes of Working Groups

Decision Maker: Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: This report presents the minutes of recent meetings of the Young People's Working Group, the LDF Working Group, the Social Inclusion Working Group and the Mansion House and Mayoralty Advisory Group and asks Members to consider the advice given by the groups in their capacity as advisory bodies to the Executive.

Members are asked to: Note the minutes and to decide whether they wish to approve the specific recommendations made by the Working Groups, and/or respond to any of the advice offered by the Working Groups.


RESOLVED:  (i)         That the minutes of the LDF Working Group be noted and that:

a)     approval be given to the York Retail Topic paper, as set out in Annex A to the report to the Working Group, for publication as part of the LDF evidence base;

b)     approval be given to the York Central Retail Assessment Stages 1 and 2, included as background papers to the Topic Paper, for publication as part of the LDF evidence base;

c)      authority be delegated to the Director of City Strategy, in consultation with the Executive Member for City Strategy and the City Strategy Opposition Spokesperson, to make any other necessary changes arising from the recommendations of the LDF Working Group, prior to publication of the documents as part of the LDF evidence base;

d)     the recommended policy approach to future retail development, as set out in paragraphs 95 to 105 of the report to LDF Working Group, be noted as a starting point for developing the approach to retail development in the Core Strategy submission draft. 


(ii) That Officers be requested to ensure in future that the minutes of the LDF Working Group are circulated with the report to Executive, that those items which include recommendations for Executive approval are clearly identified and that, to avoid delays in implementing recommendations, draft minutes are tabled as soon as possible.


(iii) That, in line with the resolution made at Full Council on 7 October 2010, Officers be asked to table the requested report on short term let properties as soon as practical.


(iv) That the minutes of the Young People’s Working Group (YPWG), attached as Annex A to the report, be noted and that it be agreed that:

a)                 the comments of the representatives of the York Youth Council be noted;

b)                 members of the YPWG continue to support the development of the Youth Council and its activities;

c)                  the YPWG support the notion of ‘Change Champions’ as a means of bringing together young people of all ages with decision makers and elected Members;

d)                 the YPWG support the role of the A Team, engaging with them four to five times per year;

e)                 Member attendance at the meetings of the Junior A Team be investigated.


REASON:      In accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution in relation to the role of Working Groups.

Publication date: 30/11/2010

Date of decision: 30/11/2010

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2010 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Effective from: 03/12/2010

Accompanying Documents:


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