Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda and decisions

Contact: Fiona Young  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

 

 

2.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of Annex 4 to Agenda Item 7(York Central and York Station Gateway Update) on the grounds that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  This information is classed as exempt under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To approve the minutes of the last Executive meeting, held on 18 March 2021.

4.

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 have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.

 

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 the agenda.  

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

 

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

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

 

5.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 346 KB

To receive details of those items that are listed on the Forward Plan for the next two Executive meetings.

6.

City of York Council Recovery and Renewal Strategy - April Update pdf icon PDF 245 KB

The Chief Operating Officer to present an update report for April 2021 on the council’s activities both directly in response to Covid-19 and to support recovery and renewal.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(ii)      That the approach to resident engagement outlined in Annexes 1a, 1b and 1c of the report be approved.

 

(iii)     That approval be given to trial the collection of bagged commercial waste on a Sunday within the city centre, as outlined in paragraph 20.

 

(iv)    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in consultation with relevant Executive Members, to select projects for submission to the Levelling Up Fund and that an update on submissions be presented to the Executive meeting in July, as outlined in Annex 2.

 

(v)     That a York UK Community Renewal Fund call for proposals, as set out in Annex 3, be approved.

 

(vi)    That the final decisions on the selection of a York UK Community Renewal Fund priority list for submission to government be delegated to the Executive Member for Economy & Strategic Planning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities.

 

Reason:     To support the re-opening of the city, promote a clean and tidy city centre, and enable York to benefit from government funding to support regeneration, economic development and infrastructure across the UK.

7.

York Central and York Station Gateway Update pdf icon PDF 712 KB

The Corporate Director of Economy & Place to present a report which provides an update on the progress of the York Central project, sets out changes to the financial profile and governance arrangements for the project, and asks Executive to agree the resources needed to ensure the council’s future involvement in delivering York Central and the associated Station Gateway project.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the revised infrastructure delivery arrangements, and the subsequent reduction of the capital allocation for York Central to £41.7m to reflect the direct award of £77.1m MHCLG funding and £23.5m WYTF funding direct to Homes England, be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That it be noted that Homes England has agreed to reimburse City of York Council £3.836m of the costs incurred in preparing the site access proposals, Master Plan and initial design work, planning applications and the completion of site preparation works from the capital grant awarded to Homes England by MHCLG, and that this money will be retained to support York Central going forward.

 

                   (iii)     That approval be given to procure Consultancy Design Services, Cost Consultancy and Project Assurance for the York Station Gateway scheme, and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts.

 

                   (iv)    That the proposed arrangements for the York Central Partnership be approved.

 

                   (v)     That the procurement of technical services to support the process of adoption of the York Central highways infrastructure be agreed and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts.

 

                   (vi)    That the acquisition of land adjoining Scarborough Bridge to ensure the future availability and improvement of the riverside path be approved, at a cost of £150k from the York Central enabling budget.

 

                   (vii)    That further funding of £900k be committed from the York Central enabling budget to continue to support delivery of the project.  This will fund the CYC project team and legal, consultancy support costs to ensure CYC has the capacity to fulfil its Enterprise Zone obligations, prepare the EZ investment business case, seek further investment funding for project enhancements and provide input to the York Central Design panel, support the Leader’s strategic role on the project, and continue to support the partnership’s community engagement and communications work.

 

                   (viii)   That a further report be brought forward on the delivery of remaining infrastructure packages, the future use of Enterprise Zone funding and the use of future Section106 monies.

 

Reason:     To enable the successful delivery of the York Central and York Station Gateway schemes.

8.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update pdf icon PDF 408 KB

The Director of Highways, Transport & Planning to present a report which seeks approval for an updated York Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, which has been revised to reflect the latest mapping and strategic level planning policy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the updated SFRA be accepted as an evidence base to support decision-making and the emerging Local Plan policy.

 

                   (ii)      That approval be given to submit the SFRA for consideration as part of the ongoing Local Plan Examination and for consultation purposes.

 

Reason:     To ensure that there is an up to date evidence base to support flood risk policy and decision-making in relation to flood risk.

9.

Continuation of Temporary Amendments to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 446 KB

The Corporate Director of Economy & Place to present a report which seeks approval to continue the temporary amendments made to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement in October 2020 for a further six months, in response to ongoing social distancing restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the temporary revisions to the council’s adopted SCI, as set out in Annex A, be approved for a further period of 6 months maximum, to reflect the specific requirements arising from national guidance and procedures on dealing with the implications of coronavirus.

 

                   (ii)      That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in conjunction with the Executive Member for Economy & Strategic Planning, to take a decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic version of the SCI when the pandemic situation allows for suspended consultation methods to be lifted.

 

Reason:     To ensure that consultation and engagement in the planning process remains effective at a time when restrictions have been placed on face to face social interactions to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

 

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