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40.

Declarations of Interest

At this point, 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.

 

Minutes:

Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests or any disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in the business on the agenda.

 

The following personal interests were declared:

 

Councillor

 

 

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavolvic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rawlings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Barnes

Agenda Item

 

 

8. Motion (i) Children & Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing

 

8. Motion (iv) Crime and Anti-social Behaviour (ASB)

 

8. Motion (iv) Crime and Anti-social Behaviour (ASB)

 

 

 

 

8. Motion (iii) Provision for electric charging points for vehicles in new homes and businesses

 

8. Motion (iii) Provision for electric charging points for vehicles in new homes and businesses

 

8. Motion (ii) Parks and Open Spaces

Description of Interest

 

Partner works for Humber, Coast and Vale STP

 

 

Serving Magistrate in York

 

 

Previously employed as a Director of an offender accommodation project and a former probation officer

 

Owns an electric vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

Owns a hybrid electric vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

Chair of Friends of Acomb Park

The following prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests were declared:

 

Councillor

 

 

Flinders

Agenda Item

 

 

6. Report of Executive Leader and Executive Recommendations and Questions

Description of Interest

 

York Central – Employed by Network Rail

 

 

41.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on 25 October 2018.

Minutes:

Councillor D’Agorne raised his concern that the minutes of the last meeting held on 25 October 2018 were in part incomplete as they did not minute answers to questions posed during that meeting. Officers stated they would clarify the position outside of the meeting. 

 

Resolved:  That the minutes of the last meeting of Council held on 25 October 2018 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

42.

Civic Announcements

To consider any announcements made by the Lord Mayor in respect of Civic business.

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor informed Council that a range of gifts had been received from Chinese delegates and were on display in the meeting room.

 

He then welcomed Amanda Hatton, who had recently joined City of York Council as the Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities.  

 

Finally he congratulated Councillor Cannon and her husband who had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

43.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, any member of the public who has registered to address the Council, or to ask a Member of the Council a question, on a matter directly relevant to the business of the Council or the City, may do so.  The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

 

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

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note this meeting will be filmed and webcast and that includes any registered public speakers, who have given their permission. This broadcast can beviewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

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 mannerboth respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

 

 

Minutes:

Five members of the public had registered to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation scheme.

 

MaisieOutheart, Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, spoke on the Labour group motion on Children & Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing. She stated that, in 2017, 70% of young people with mental health issues did not receive appropriate or timely intervention. She stressed that mental health should be given parity with physical health and that dedicated time should be allocated to this in schools. Finally she highlighted the pressure placed on students by schools, and the current exam system, and the way this contributed to poor mental health.

 

Liz Court also spoke on the Labour group motion, as the parent of a child suffering with significant mental health issues. She detailed the struggle her child was having accessing appropriate intervention and the unacceptable delays they had faced as a family. She stated that an underfunded system was failing children and young people. Finally she stated that due to these delays her child was no longer able to access mainstream education.

 

Claire Douglas, a resident and Chair of Tang Hall Community Centre, spoke on the Labour group motion on Crime & Anti-social Behaviour. She highlighted the impact that cuts to the police force had on residents who were dealing with rising levels of anti social behaviour (ASB), particularly the most vulnerable in the community. She stated that the lack of visibility of police on the streets, which also made early intervention impossible, was leading to more drugs, gangs and young people getting dragged in to ASB.

 

Colin Metcalf spoke, on behalf of the York Hackney Carriage Association, to discuss the recommendations of the Gambling, Licensing & Regulatory Committee. He spoke on his concerns over the recent cancellation of a meeting of Gambling, Licensing & Regulatory Committee. He also updated Members on legal advice the local taxi trade had received in relation to UBER continuing to operate in the City.

 

Wendy Loveday spoke, on behalf of the York Private Hire Association, to discuss the recommendations of the Gambling, Licensing & Regulatory Committee. She spoke on her belief that UBER were operating in York illegally. She stated that several local authorities had requested copies of the legal advice procured by York taxi drivers. She stated that UBER had not yet commented on this advice. Finally she explained that licensing areas were controlled by Local Authorities and that UBER did not have  licensing authority.

44.

Petitions

To consider any petitions received from Members in accordance with Standing Order No.15.  Notice has been received of five petitions to be presented by:

 

Councillor Crawshaw, on the topic of delays to the flood defences at Clementhorpe, in the Mickelgate Ward.

 

Councillor Hunter, to present four petitions as follows:

 

(i)      regarding the following improvements prior to any further building work starting in the Hob Moor area:

 

·        Improving the access along Kingsway West/Ascot Way, removing  where necessary, the grass verge

·        Providing dropped kerbs of lay-by parking where this doesn’t already exist

·        Providing alternative, modern, children’s play facilities before any existing provision is removed

 

(ii)      regarding having roads and footpaths in the Ridgeway area repaired and, where necessary, resurfaced and that  grass verges be “edged” and hedges trimmed back so that the original widths of footpaths are restored.

 

(iii)     regarding having roads and footpaths (including speed cushions) at the low numbered end of Askham Lane repaired and that grass verges be “edged” and that hedges/trees are trimmed back so  that the original  width of the  footpath is restored.

 

(iv)    calling on Talk Talk to repair the footpaths and verges that they have damaged during their works.

 

Minutes:

Under Standing Order 15, the following petitions were presented by the following Members for reference to the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee, in accordance with the Council’s petition arrangements:

 

Councillor Crawshaw, on the topic of delays to the flood defences at Clementhorpe, in the Mickelgate Ward.

 

Councillor Hunter then presented four petitions as follows:

 

(i) regarding the following improvements prior to any further building work starting in the Hob Moor area:

 

·        Improving the access along Kingsway West/Ascot Way, removing where necessary, the grass verge

·        Providing dropped kerbs of lay-by parking where this doesn’t already exist

·        Providing alternative, modern, children’s play facilities before any existing provision is removed

 

(ii) regarding having roads and footpaths in the Ridgeway area repaired and, where necessary, resurfaced and that grass verges be “edged” and hedges trimmed back so that the original widths of footpaths are restored.

 

(iii) regarding having roads and footpaths (including speed

cushions) at the low numbered end of Askham Lane repaired and that grass verges be “edged” and that hedges/trees are trimmed back so that the original width of the footpath is restored.

 

(iv) calling on Talk Talk to repair the footpaths and verges that

they have damaged during their works.

45.

Report of Executive Leader and Executive Recommendations and Questions pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To receive and consider a written report from the Leader and, to answer questions on the work of the Executive, and the Executive recommendations for approval, as set out below:

 

Meeting

Date

Recommendations

 

Executive

 

 

 

29 November 2018

 

 

 

Minute 76: York Central Enterprise Zone Investment Case

https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=733&MId=10474&Ver=4      

 

 

 

77.         Minute 77: Capital Programme - Monitor 2 2018/19

78.         https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=733&MId=10474&Ver=4

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A.  Executive Leader’s Report

 

A written report on the work of the Executive was received from the Executive Leader, Cllr Gillies.

 

Members were then invited to question the Leader on his report and questions were received from the floor from the following Members in relation to the subjects listed:

 

·        Cllr D Taylor – funding for work on the Outer Ring road and the impact on traffic congestion

·        Cllr D Myers – York’s Housing Infrastructure Fund Bid

·        Cllr Craghill – Ensuring affordable housing on the York Central site remained affordable

·        Cllr Hayes – The possible loss of Lendal Post Office

 

Cllr Gillies responded directly to all the questions put to him, including supplementary questions.

 

B.  Executive Recommendations

 

York Central Enterprise Zone Investment Case

 

Cllr Gillies moved and Cllr Waller seconded, the following recommendation contained in minute 76 of the Executive meeting held on 29 November 2018.

 

Recommended: That Council approve a total capital budget of £155m, including an additional contribution from City of York Council of £35m, to deliver the enabling infrastructure and open up York Central for the delivery of the masterplan and for future allocation of this budget to be agreed by the Executive.

 

Reason:     To ensure the delivery of York Central and to provide funding for enabling infrastructure, including a new access route to York Central, within the timescale of available grant funding.

 

On being put to the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED and it was:

 

Resolved:  That the above recommendation in respect of the York Central Enterprise Zone Investment Case be approved. 1

 

Capital Programme - Monitor 2 2018/19

 

Cllr Gillies moved and Cllr Waller seconded, the following recommendation contained in minute 77 of the Executive meeting held on 29 November 2018.

 

Recommended: That Council approve the adjustments resulting in a decrease of £122.243m in the 2018/19 budget, as detailed in the report and in Annex A.

 

Reason:     To enable the effective management and monitoring of the council’s capital programme.

 

On being put to the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED and it was:

 

Resolved:   That the above recommendation in respect of the Capital Programme – Monitor 1 2018-19 be approved.2

 

 

46.

Report of Deputy Leader and Questions pdf icon PDF 580 KB

To receive and consider a written report from the Deputy Leader and, to question the Deputy Leader thereon.

 

Minutes:

A written report was received from Cllr Waller, the Deputy Leader, on his portfolio area.

 

Members were then invited to question Cllr Waller on his report and questions were received from the floor from the following Members in relation to the subjects listed:

 

·        Cllr Craghill – Waste and recycling vehicles and on going co-mingling of waste with supplementary questions from Cllr Craghill and Cllr D’Agorne

·        Cllr Warters – Waste collection and co-mingling

·        Cllr Williams – Westfield Primary School Capital Improvements and what made this a ‘One Planet York’ scheme with supplementary questions from Cllr Williams and Cllr S Barnes

 

Cllr Waller responded directly to all the questions put to him, including supplementaries.

 

 

 

47.

Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 280 KB

To consider the following Motions on Notice under Standing Order 22:

 

Motions submitted for consideration directly by Council, in accordance with Standing Order 22.1

 

(i)           From Councillor Crawshaw

 

Children & Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing

 

Council notes that:

 

1 in 8 Children & Young People aged 5-19 in England have a recognisable mental health disorder, rising to 1 in 6 amongst 17-19 year olds with a fifth of girls in this age group having self-harmed or tried to kill themselves;

 

The top priority for York’s 5351 Young People who took part in the 2018 UK Youth Parliament’s “Make Your Mark” survey was mental health;

 

A range of factors can negatively impact upon the emotional health and well-being of Children & Young People but as a Council we recognise that:

 

              Children from low-income households are four times more likely to experience poor mental health than their peers;

              Children with an EHCP (formerly a statement of SEND) are nine times more likely to experience poor mental health than their peers;

              Increasingly narrow school curriculums and a growing emphasis on high stakes testing have a negative impact on the emotional health and well-being of Children and Young People.

 

Council acknowledges that:

 

              Support for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties is not always available fast enough or at an early enough stage to prevent escalation;

              Accessing CAMHS services in York takes too long and thresholds are too high;

              York’s A&E admissions for self harm in children and young people are the highest in the Yorkshire and Humber region;

              York’s suicide rate is far too high, placing us in the bottom three in the region;

              Substance misuse amongst Under 18s in York is rising.

 

The Youth Parliament argues that mental health services should be improved with young people’s help and should be available in schools. Public Health England considers developing resilience during childhood a powerful way of preventing or minimising mental health problems in adulthood.

 

Council believes that:

 

Signs of poor mental health and distress can be viewed as an understandable and reasonable response to difficult life circumstances meaning that interventions to tackle the root causes of poor mental health as well as those addressing its effects are required;

 

The School Well-Being Service and Substance Misuse support services should both be given greater priority when it comes to the setting of the council’s annual budget;

 

Mental Health outcomes for the city’s young people should be given parity with educational outcomes when council officers are evaluating city-wide school performance and improvement;

 

Schools and Colleges cannot reasonably be expected to manage this crisis alone and without appropriate resource.

 

Council resolves:

 

              To request the Executive to formally consult York Youth Council, York’s Members of the Youth Parliament, I Still Matter, Show Me That I Matter, York’s schools’ and colleges’ pastoral leads, the Youth Offending Team and other such relevant bodies on the sufficiency of existing Child and Adolescent mental health support services in the city;

 

              That  ...  view the full agenda text for item 47.

Minutes:

Motions submitted for consideration directly by Council, in accordance with Standing Order 23.1.

 

Councillor Aspden moved, and Councillor Kramm seconded, a motion without notice to suspend Standing Order 23.1, in order to submit an additional motion on Brexit, in view of the ongoing pressing debate around Brexit issues, nationally, regionally and locally.

 

On being put to the vote this motion fell.

 

The Lord Mayor then proceeded with the remaining business on motions.

 

 

(i)           Children & Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing

 

(Proposed by Councillor Crawshaw and seconded by Councillor Warters)

 

Council notes that:

 

1 in 8 Children & Young People aged 5-19 in England have a recognisable mental health disorder, rising to 1 in 6 amongst 17-19 year olds with a fifth of girls in this age group having self-harmed or tried to kill themselves;

 

The top priority for York’s 5351 Young People who took part in the 2018 UK Youth Parliament’s “Make Your Mark” survey was mental health;

 

A range of factors can negatively impact upon the emotional health and well-being of Children & Young People but as a Council we recognise that:

 

              Children from low-income households are four times more likely to experience poor mental health than their peers;

              Children with an EHCP (formerly a statement of SEND) are nine times more likely to experience poor mental health than their peers;

              Increasingly narrow school curriculums and a growing emphasis on high stakes testing have a negative impact on the emotional health and well-being of Children and Young People.

 

Council acknowledges that:

 

              Support for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties is not always available fast enough or at an early enough stage to prevent escalation;

              Accessing CAMHS services in York takes too long and thresholds are too high;

              York’s A&E admissions for self harm in children and young people are the highest in the Yorkshire and Humber region;

              York’s suicide rate is far too high, placing us in the bottom three in the region;

              Substance misuse amongst Under 18s in York is rising.

 

The Youth Parliament argues that mental health services should be improved with young people’s help and should be available in schools. Public Health England considers developing resilience during childhood a powerful way of preventing or minimising mental health problems in adulthood.

 

Council believes that:

 

Signs of poor mental health and distress can be viewed as an understandable and reasonable response to difficult life circumstances meaning that interventions to tackle the root causes of poor mental health as well as those addressing its effects are required;

 

The School Well-Being Service and Substance Misuse support services should both be given greater priority when it comes to the setting of the council’s annual budget;

 

Mental Health outcomes for the city’s young people should be given parity with educational outcomes when council officers are evaluating city-wide school performance and improvement;

 

Schools and Colleges cannot reasonably be expected to manage this crisis alone and without appropriate resource.

 

Council resolves:

 

              To  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

Questions to the Leader or Executive Members

To question the Leader and/or Executive Members in respect of any matter within their portfolio responsibility, in accordance with Standing Order 20.

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 21, Members were invited to question the Leader and/or the other Executive Members in respect of any matters within their portfolio responsibility.

 

Questions were received from the floor from the following Members in relation to the subjects listed:

 

(i)           To Cllr Gillies, Leader

·        From Cllr D Myers – Lendal Post Office and submission of a consultation response with a supplementary question

 

(ii)          To Cllr Waller – Deputy Leader

·        From Cllr Kramm – Data Breach on the One Planet York App with supplementary questions from Cllr Kramm and Cllr Williams 

 

To Cllr Waller – Deputy Leader

·        From Cllr S Barnes – Decrease in wages in York and the coalition record on wage growth with a supplementary question from Cllr S Barnes

 

At this point in the meeting, the guillotine fell and remaining matters were deemed moved and seconded as required under the constitution.

 

The Leader stated he would provide further detail to Councillor D Myers on his question. The Deputy Leader responded directly to all the questions, including supplementary questions put to them.

 

 

 

49.

Report of Executive Member pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To receive a written report from the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods, and to question the Executive Member thereon, in accordance with Standing Order 19.

Minutes:

Council received a written report from Councillor Brooks, Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods.

 

As the guillotine had already fallen, no questions were put to the Executive Member on their report, in accordance with Standing Order 20, and it was:

 

Resolved:  That the report of the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods be received and noted.

 

50.

Report of the Chair of the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To receive a report from Councillor Williams, the Chair of the Customer & Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee (CSMC) on the work of scrutiny.

Minutes:

Council received the report of the Chair of the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee on the work of the Committee.

 

As the guillotine had already fallen, this was deemed moved and seconded as required under the Constitution and it was:

 

Resolved:  That the report of the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee be noted. 

 

Reason:     To update Members on the work of the committee.

 

51.

Recommendations of the Gambling, Licensing & Regulatory Committee pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Meeting

Date

Recommendations

 

Gambling,

Licensing &

Regulatory

Committee

 

 

6 November 2018

 

 

 

13.         Minute 22:Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Policy

https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=606&MId=10528&Ver=4

 

 

 

Minutes:

Council received the following recommendation from the Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee meeting held on 6 November 2018.

 

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Policy

 

Recommended: That the Statement of Licensing Policy be adopted.

 

Reason:     To meet the legislative requirements of the Gambling Act 2005.

 

As the guillotine had already fallen, this was deemed moved and seconded as required under the Constitution. On being put to the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED and it was:

 

Resolved:  That the above recommendation of the Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee meeting held on 6 November 2018 in relation to the Statement of Licensing Policy be approved. 1 

 

52.

Recommendations of the Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Meeting

Date

Recommendations

 

Planning

Committee

 

15 November 2018

 

 

 

44.         Minute 44:Amendments to Committee Terms of Reference and Delegation to Officers Report

 https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=132&MId=10596&Ver=4

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council received the following recommendation from the Planning meeting held on 15 November 2018.

 

Amendments to Committee Terms of Reference and Delegation to Officers Report

 

Recommended:  That Council approve the amendments to the Council’s Constitution to:

 

i.             enable Officers to determine requests for nonmaterial amendments to planning applications under Section 96A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended);

 

ii.            enable Officers to refuse planning permission for any non residential or domestic application for which there is a policy presumption against development in the Green Belt; and

 

iii.           enable the Corporate Director of Economy and Place or Assistant Director Planning & Public Protection to approve variations of a minor nature to planning agreements relating to planning applications reserved to the Planning Committee or Area Sub Committee.

 

Reason:     To provide more clarity in the interpretation of the delegation, and to update it specifically in relation to S96A non material amendments and S73 extension of time applications. In addition, an amendment is proposed so that the Main Planning Committee only reserves applications in the Green Belt where they are recommended for approval. This would assist in more timely decision making in respect of certain consents and applications, and therefore it is requested that Planning Committee consider recommending these changes to Full Council.

 

As the guillotine had already fallen, this was deemed moved and seconded as required under the Constitution. On being put to the vote this was CARRIED and it was:  

 

Resolved:  That the above recommendation of the Planning Committee meeting held on 15 November 2018 in relation to the Council’s Constitution with regard to Committee Terms of Reference and Delegation to Officers be approved. 1

 

 

53.

Appointments and Changes to Membership pdf icon PDF 10 KB

To consider the appointments and changes to membership of committees and outside bodies set out on the list attached to this summons.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the appointments set out at page 65-66 of the agenda be approved.

 

 

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