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Decision details

York Central and York Station Gateway Update

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: The report provides an update on the delivery of York Central. The report will update on early preparatory works and set out future York Central Partnership delivery arrangements and governance. The report will provide an update on the acquisition of land to enhance the nearby riverside path The report will provide a financial update.

The Executive will be asked to agree future governance arrangements, the revised capital programme and the acquisition of land for the enhancement of the riverside path.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the revised infrastructure delivery arrangements, and the subsequent reduction of the capital allocation for York Central to £41.7m to reflect the direct award of £77.1m MHCLG funding and £23.5m WYTF funding direct to Homes England, be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That it be noted that Homes England has agreed to reimburse City of York Council £3.836m of the costs incurred in preparing the site access proposals, Master Plan and initial design work, planning applications and the completion of site preparation works from the capital grant awarded to Homes England by MHCLG, and that this money will be retained to support York Central going forward.

 

                   (iii)     That approval be given to procure Consultancy Design Services, Cost Consultancy and Project Assurance for the York Station Gateway scheme, and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts.

 

                   (iv)    That the proposed arrangements for the York Central Partnership be approved.

 

                   (v)     That the procurement of technical services to support the process of adoption of the York Central highways infrastructure be agreed and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts.

 

                   (vi)    That the acquisition of land adjoining Scarborough Bridge to ensure the future availability and improvement of the riverside path be approved, at a cost of £150k from the York Central enabling budget.

 

                   (vii)    That further funding of £900k be committed from the York Central enabling budget to continue to support delivery of the project.  This will fund the CYC project team and legal, consultancy support costs to ensure CYC has the capacity to fulfil its Enterprise Zone obligations, prepare the EZ investment business case, seek further investment funding for project enhancements and provide input to the York Central Design panel, support the Leader’s strategic role on the project, and continue to support the partnership’s community engagement and communications work.

 

                   (viii)   That a further report be brought forward on the delivery of remaining infrastructure packages, the future use of Enterprise Zone funding and the use of future Section106 monies.

 

Reason:     To enable the successful delivery of the York Central and York Station Gateway schemes.

Report author: Tracey Carter

Publication date: 23/04/2021

Date of decision: 22/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/04/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 27/04/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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