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York Outer Ring Road (YORR) – Phase 1 Dualling – Evaluation of the Consultation Process and Resolution to Submit a Planning Application

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of Report: to provide a summary on the outcome of the consultation process and how this has influenced the design for the Phase 1 dualling proposals. The project team will seek a resolution for submission of a planning application based on the revised proposals presented and incorporated within the report.

The Executive will be asked to note the consultation process and outcomes and approve the revised design which is now being presented as an outcome of this. Having approved the revised design, members will be asked to confirm they wish to start the planning application process.


Resolved:  (i)      That the general progress on the YORR Phase 1 Dualling Scheme be noted.


                   (ii)      That the outcome of the public engagement process be approved.


Reason:     To confirm that Members have been informed of the decisions set out in the report, and for consideration in future decision-making.


                   (iii)     That the proposed revisions shown in Annex B to the report be accepted, and that the design changes listed below be approved to be taken forward in a planning application:

a)   The provision of pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities at the     junction of Wigginton Road with the A1237 to improve safety and access for active travel around the roundabout and to link into local services and amenities located north east of the intersection.

b)   The provision of a safeguarded route for a future 1.1km length of orbital pedestrian/cycle route from Strensall Road junction to Monks Cross roundabout.

c)   Diversion of Bridleway no. 4 at Huntington and provision of a Pegasus Crossing at Monks Cross junction.

d)   Design and development amendments regarding noise and environmental mitigation. (These modifications to the consulted scheme have been made as a matter of course since the engagement process).

e)   Realignment of dualling from land to the north of the existing carriageway to the south side extending in a north westerly direction from Little Hopgrove roundabout for approximately 750m.


Reason:     To enable a design freeze so that the scheme can be finalised in order to maintain programme and progress to the next stage.


                   (iv)    That approval be given for the project team to submit a planning application based on the revised scheme attached at Annex B, and that authority be delegated to the Director of Transport, Environment and Planning to agree any minor amendments that may be required to the design which have a minimum cost impact, noting in particular the flexibility available regarding the position of the Wigginton Road crossing facilities, as highlighted at the meeting.


Reason:     To enable submission of the planning application, in order to seek planning approval and maintain progress on the programme.

Report author: Gary Frost

Publication date: 01/10/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Executive

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