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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Jane Meller 

Webcast: videorecording

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1.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare at this point in the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests that they might have in the business on the agenda, if they had not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.

 

No interests were declared.

 

2.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Thursday, 27 October 2022. 

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill in an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services.  Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

3.

University Parking Update pdf icon PDF 486 KB

This report provides an update in relation to parking in and around the University of York East Campus.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Place introduced the report which provided an update on University Parking and gave a summary of the background.  He explained that the expansion of the University needed to be considered in relation to local employment, the local transport plan (LTP) and transport behaviours.  He also highlighted the obligations, in relation to the s106 agreement, would cease to apply after 30 September 2024.

 

Harvey Dowdy, Director of Technology, Estates and Facilities, University of York addressed the committee and noted the University’s sustainable travel plan was consistent with the City of York (CYC) policy.  She highlighted a 20% float in available University car parking spaces and emphasised the University’s commitment to be a ‘good neighbour’.

 

Cllr Warters, Ward Member for Osbaldwick and Derwent, had been invited by the Chair to attend the meeting and provide a Ward Councillor viewpoint.  He stated that Ward Councillors had not been included in any Travel Plan discussions.  He noted it was important to address parking at the Heslington East site at the earliest opportunity.  He acknowledged that he had seen an improvement in congestion and parking since the start of term.

 

He also responded to Members questions concerning the improved parking situation and student parking habits.  He explained that students living in shared houses in Badger Hill with ne parking permit between them had tended to leave their cars for weeks at a time in Osbaldwick.

 

University staff answered a number of questions from Members covering University parking surveys, student parking permit scheme and the University travel plan. 

 

·        Surveys were undertaken at different times through observation.

·        The student permit scheme was for those students who lived outside the ring road or on placements.

·        Officers confirmed that they were in recent receipt of the University travel plan.

 

Following debate, the Chair summarised the Committee’s comments on the University Parking Update, as outlined in the report and further presented at the meeting as being:

·        An update from officers be circulated to the Committee on the cycling and pedestrian network projects, as identified in LTP3, that had not yet been delivered;

·        To request that the future Travel Plan seeks to reduce the number of car journeys;

·        To request the University commit to develop an ongoing relationship with the relevant Ward Councillors;

·        To request the Executive Member work closely with the University and other stakeholders to ensure a holistic approach to the active travel routes.

 

These requests were acknowledged and welcomed by both the University representatives and the Executive Member for Transport.

 

Resolved:            That the content and recommendations of the University Parking Update be noted, subject to the above additional requests.

 

Reason:              To support the development of the Travel Plan.

 

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