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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Guildhall, York

Contact: Fiona Young  Principal Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

13.

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.

Minutes:

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.

14.

Public Participation

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 28 February 2011.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Anna Semlyen, of the ‘20’s Plenty’ campaign, spoke in respect of agenda item 3 (Called-In Item: 20 mph Speed Limits – Your City Results and an Update on Policy Development).  She expressed the view that the Council’s consultation on this matter had been poorly carried out, and stressed the benefits of introducing a city-wide 20 mph speed limit, as had been done in many other cities, in terms of improving safety, reducing pollution and encouraging exercise.

15.

Called-In Item: 20mph Speed Limits: Your City Results and an Update on Policy Development

To consider any specific recommendations made on the above item, if requested to do so, by the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) meeting on 28 February 2011.              

 

The report on this item was published as part of the agenda for the Executive Member Decision Session held on 1 February 2011 and the agenda for the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) to be held on 28 February.  The links to those agendas on the Council’s website are provided below:

 

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=672&MId=5369&Ver=4

 

 

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=602&MId=6535&Ver=4

Minutes:

Members reconsidered the decisions taken by the Executive Member for City Strategy on 1 February 2011 in relation to the results of public consultation on, and a trial of, 20 mph speed limits, and options for developing a policy in relation to this matter.

 

The Executive Member’s decisions on this item had been called in by Cllrs Merrett, Potter and Simpson-Laing and subsequently considered by the Scrutiny Management Committee (SMC) (Calling In) at a meeting on 28 February 2011. The SMC (Calling In) had resolved:

 

“That Option B be approved and that the matter be referred to the Executive (Calling-In) meeting, for the reason that the Executive Member for City Strategy failed to take account of the comments raised by the calling in Members as set out above.”

 

Having heard the comments of the Executive Member for City Strategy and having considered the decisions in the light of these and of the advice offered by the SMC (Calling In) and the comments made under Public Participation, it was

 

RESOLVED:             That the original decisions of the Executive Member for City Strategy on this item be confirmed.

 

REASON:                  In accordance with the calling-in procedure and taking account of the costs implications of introducing a city-wide speed limit and the need to focus limited resources on other safety measures and enforcing existing speed limits.

16.

Called-In Item: City of York Local Transport Plan 3 - 'Summarised Draft' LTP3

To consider any specific recommendations made on the above item, if requested to do so, by the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) meeting on 28 February 2011.              

 

The report on this item was published as part of the agenda for the Executive Member Decision Session held on 1 February 2011 and the agenda for the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) to be held on 28 February.  The links to those agendas on the Council’s website are provided below:

 

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=672&MId=5369&Ver=4

 

 

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=602&MId=6535&Ver=4

Minutes:

Members reconsidered the decisions taken by the Executive Member for City Strategy on 1 February 2011 in relation to a report presenting the Summarised Draft Full ‘City of York Local Transport Plan, 2011 and Onwards’.

 

The Executive Member’s decisions on this item had been called in by Cllrs Merrett, Potter and Simpson-Laing and subsequently considered by the Scrutiny Management Committee (SMC) (Calling In) at a meeting on 28 February 2011. The SMC (Calling In) had resolved:

 

“That Option B be approved and that the matter be referred to the Executive (Calling-In) meeting, for the reason that the Executive Member for City Strategy failed to take account of the comments raised by the calling in Members as set out above.”

 

Having heard the comments of the Executive Member for City Strategy and having considered the decisions in the light of the advice offered by the SMC (Calling In), it was

 

RESOLVED:             That the original decisions of the Executive Member for City Strategy on this item be amended to include approval of the following additional amendments to the summarised Draft Full LTP3 document:

 

                                    Strategic Theme 4 – Tackle Transport Emissions

·        Aim E2, Objective b – to be strengthened to read:

‘Develop area / corridor based approaches to regulating the entry of more polluting vehicles within the City’s air quality management areas.’

·        Supporting text to clearly draw out the significant contribution that the aims and objectives sitting under the other four strategic themes in LTP3 will make to addressing air quality (e.g. improvements to cycling, Park & Ride and local bus services)

                                   

                                    Implementation Programme

                                    a) Ticketing

·        Measure E1b, ‘upgrade the bus fleet to reduce the proportion that has an emission standard below Euro III – timescale to be brought forward to commence in 2012/13 (was 2013/14)

b) Tackling transport emissions

·        Measure E1b, ‘introduce hybrid, electric or other alternatively fuelled vehicles to the bus and taxi fleets’ – timescale to be brought forward to commence in 2013/14 (was 2014/15)

·        Measure E2a, ‘investigate low emission zone for the city centre and implement if feasible’ – timescale to run through short, medium and long term phases to bring forward the implementation stage (currently in short and long term), and description to reflect scope for other area / corridor based approaches to be investigated.

 

REASON:                  In accordance with the calling-in procedure and to address the concerns expressed by the Calling-In Members regarding air quality.

 

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