Agenda and minutes
Venue: Guildhall, York
Contact: Fiona Young Principal Democracy Officer
Declarations of Interest
At this point, Members are asked to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have in the business on this agenda.
Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any personal or prejudicial interests they might have in the business on the agenda. No interests were declared.
At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered their wish to speak regarding an item on the agenda or a matter within the Executive’s remit can do so. The deadline for registering is 5:00 pm on Monday, 7 March 2010.
It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.
Called-in Item: City of York's Local Transport Plan 3 - Stage 1 consultation results and preparations for Stage 2 (options and impacts) consultation
To consider the recommendations of the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) in respect of the above item, which appears as item 5 on the agenda for the Decision Session of the Executive Member for City Strategy on 2 March 2010 and was called in on 1 March 2010, in accordance with the requirements for a pre-decision call-in.
The report on this item was published as part of the agenda for the Executive Member Decision Session to be held on 2 March and the agenda for the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) to be held on 8 March. The links to those agendas on the Council’s website are provided below:
Members considered an item which had appeared on the agenda for the Decision Session of the Executive Member for City Strategy held on 2 March 2010. The item related to a report which outlined the development of York’s third Local Transport Plan (LTP3), summarised the findings of the first stage of consultation and recommended options for undertaking the second consultation stage.
This item had been called in by Cllrs Merrett, D’Agorne and Hudson prior to a decision being taken by the Executive Member. It had subsequently been considered by the Scrutiny Management Committee (SMC) (Calling In) at a meeting on 8 March. The SMC (Calling In) had resolved:
“(i) That Option B be approved and the report be referred back to the Executive Member for the reasons as set out in the call-in;
(ii) That the Executive Member be recommended to delay the City of York’s Local Transport Plan 3 consultation until after the General Election;
(iii) That the final draft consultation questionnaire be sent out to members of the Traffic Congestion Ad Hoc Scrutiny Committee for their comments;
(iv) That Officers prepare a timeline of indicative dates to meet the final Strategy deadline of March 2011.”
In considering the matter in the light of the advice offered by the SMC (Calling In), Members commented on the absence of any of the Calling In Members at the meeting and noted that delaying the consultation would result in minimal time for residents to respond and may mean that the second and third consultation stages would effectively have to be merged.
RESOLVED: (i) That public consultation on LTP be suspended until after the General Election has taken place.1
(ii) That Officers report to a future Executive Member Decision Session on the implications for the LTP preparation timetable of the SMC’s recommendation.2
REASON: In accordance with the calling-in procedure and to take account of the advice offered by the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In), whilst noting the potential consequences of this advice.