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Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




At this point in the meeting, Members were asked to declare any personal, prejudicial or pecuniary interests they may have in the business on the agenda.


Councillor Funnell declared a personal interest as she is the Council representative on a charity names Be Independent which may take space in the Hub.


During the course of the meeting the following declarations of interest were declared:


Councillor Simpson-Laing declared a personal interest as her daughter had previously been a member of York Athletics Club.


Councillor Cuthbertson declared a personal interest as his wife is a Ward Member for Huntington and New Earswick Ward.


Public Participation

It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who have registered their wish to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is by 5pm on Thursday 26th March 2015. Members of the public can speak on specific planning applications or on other agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.


To register please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of this agenda.


Filming or Recording Meetings

“Please note this meeting will be filmed and webcast live via the Council’s website and that includes any registered public speakers, who have given their permission.  This broadcast can be viewed at


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at



It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak under the council’s public participation scheme.


Plans List

This item invites Members to determine the following planning application:


Members then considered a report of the Assistant Director (Development Services, Planning and Regeneration) relating to the following planning application, which outlined the proposals and relevant planning considerations and set out the views of the consultees and officers.



Huntington Stadium, Jockey Lane, Huntington, York, YO32 9JS (14/02933/FULM) pdf icon PDF 254 KB

A major full application for the erection of an 8,000 seat community stadium, leisure centre, multi-screen cinema, retail units, outdoor football pitches, community facilities and other ancillary uses, together with associated vehicular access, car parking, public realm, and hard and soft landscaping following demolition of existing structures at Huntington Stadium Jockey Lane Huntington York YO32 9JS. [Huntington & New Earswick Ward] [Site Visit].

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Consideration was given to a major full application by Wrenbridge Sport York Limited and GLL for the erection of an 8,000 seat Community Stadium, leisure centre, multi-screen cinema, retail units, outdoor football pitches, community facilities and other ancillary uses, together with associated vehicular access, car parking, public realm, and hard and soft landscaping following demolition of existing structures.


Officers gave an update to the committee report, the main points were as follows:

·        The Highways Agency has formally lifted its temporary non-determination notice (TR110) preventing determination of the planning application. Lifting of the notice is subject to three planning conditions being attached to the planning permission (provision of shuttle buses, parking management plan and travel plan).  The proposed conditions correspond with conditions already proposed by the council’s Highways officers.  The lifting of the Direction enables the officers’ recommendation on page 1 of the report to be amended by the deletion of paragraph (iii).

·        Since publication of the committee report,  five further objections to the application had been received.  One was from the owner of the York City Knights rugby club. It was reported that most issues had been covered in the report. Since the report was published there had been a total of 69 comments received bringing totals to 97 in support, 34 objections and 17 general representations.

·        The Foss Internal Drainage Board (IDB) had not withdrawn their objection, which was based on drainage proposals as initially submitted. The objection related to drainage capacity problems downstream of the site.  The IDB argue that the details of the downstream drainage system, as-built, are not known and that the application should not be approved until further information is available.  However, their officers had not yet examined the latest drainage proposals for the application, which showed that surface water run-off would be attenuated, within the application site, to 70% of existing.  This attenuation would improve any pre-existing capacity constrains downstream. The proposed drainage arrangements for the application meet all drainage design methods and standards.  The council’s flood risk management officers are satisfied that, subject to their recommended conditions being attached to any approval, the development would have no detrimental flood risk or drainage impact on the downstream drainage system.

·        Monks Cross Shopping Park would like to ensure that measures are put in place to deal with traffic and parking demands and requested that Monks Cross Shopping Park be included in the travel plan management group.

·        The Council’s Environmental Protection Unit is recommending that a condition be attached requiring provision of compensatory mitigation measures to offset emissions generated as a consequence of the development. 

·        An updated document detailing suggested conditions was also circulated and is attached to the online agenda for this meeting for information.


John Guilford had registered to speak in objection to the current application. He advised that he supported the principle of a community stadium but felt that the application before Members was not the same concept as originally agreed in 2012. He referred to the increase in the commercial aspect of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60a


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