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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Becky Holloway  Democratic Services Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

51.

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.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare personal interests

not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or

disclosable pecuniary interests that he might have in respect of

business on the agenda. No additional interests were declared.

52.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved: To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held

on 14 December 2017 as a correct record.

53.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on 17 January 2018.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

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 that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

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 (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

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that one member of the public and two ward councillors had registered to speak under the Council’s Scheme of Participation. It was explained that speakers would be taken under the appropriate items of business on the agenda.

54.

Transport Programme Updates – 2017/18 Monitor 2 Report pdf icon PDF 222 KB

This report sets out progress to date on schemes in the 2017/18 Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme, including budget spend to the end of November 2017. The Executive Member is asked to approve the amendments to the programme and to note the reduction to the 2017/18 programme and the movement of funding to 2018/19, subject to the approval of the Executive.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i) To approve the amendments to the 2017/18 Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme.

 

(ii) To note the reduction to the 2017/18 Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme and the movement of funding to 2018/19, subject to the approval of the Executive.

 

Reason:     To implement the council’s transport strategy identified in York’s third Local Transport Plan and the Council Priorities, and deliver schemes identified in the council’s Transport Programme.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the report which set out progress to date on schemes in the 2017/18 Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme, including budget spend to the end of November 2017 and proposed adjustments to scheme allocations to align with the latest cost estimates and delivery projections.

 

Resolved:  (i) To approve the amendments to the 2017/18 Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme.

 

(ii) To note the reduction to the 2017/18 Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme and the movement of funding to 2018/19, subject to the approval of the Executive.

 

Reason:     To implement the council’s transport strategy identified in York’s third Local Transport Plan and the Council Priorities, and deliver schemes identified in the council’s Transport Programme.

55.

Union Terrace Traffic Regulation Order objections pdf icon PDF 424 KB

The Executive Member is asked to consider the representations made during the formal advertising period of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) aimed at amending the existing restrictions as part of redevelopment project in the street, and to consider implementing a slightly lesser restriction.

 

Decision:

Resolved:  To implement a slightly lesser restriction to that advertised by reducing the 24 hour loading-only bay operating hours to between 7am and 8.30pm (Option 2 of the report).

 

Reason:     To respond to the concerns raised during the consultation process.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Craghill spoke as ward councillor in support of Option 2, as detailed in the resolution below, and hoped that the traffic on Union Terrace would continue to be carefully monitored.

 

The Executive Member considered the report which set out representations made during the formal advertising period of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to amend existing restrictions as part of a redevelopment project in the street.

 

Resolved:  To implement a slightly lesser restriction to that advertised by reducing the 24 hour loading-only bay operating hours to between 7am and 8.30pm (Option 2 of the report).

 

Reason:     To respond to the concerns raised during the consultation process.

56.

Petition for a formal pedestrian crossing on Lowther Steet near Park Grove Primary School pdf icon PDF 160 KB

The report acknowledges receipt of a 220 signature petition for a signalised pedestrian crossing on Lowther Street.  It details previous assessments which have been undertaken at this location and seeks permission to investigate other potential improvements to this section of road for pedestrians.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i) To acknowledge receipt of the 220 signature petition and note the work which had been undertaken to assess whether this site is suitable for formal pedestrian crossing facilities and for a School Crossing Patrol.

 

(ii) To instruct officers to investigate, within their 2018/19 programme of works, other potential engineering measures to improve this section of Lowther Street for pedestrians.

 

Reason:     (i) To note the wishes of the signatories and to note work which has previously been undertaken by officers to assess the suitability of the site.

 

(ii) To assess whether other engineering options are feasible which would help pedestrians to cross the road.

Minutes:

Mr Gordon Campbell-Thomas spoke in support of the proposed investigation and explained the petitioners’ wish was to find an effectively solution to reducing traffic speed and increasing road-crossing safety, in whatever form that might take.

 

Cllr Looker, as ward councillor, reported the high volume of traffic she had regularly witnessed on the street and her hope that longer-term work could be done to improve parking and tackle use of the street as a cut-through between larger roads.

 

Cllr Craghill, as ward councillor, expressed her support for the points raised by the other speakers and asked that a timescale be placed on the completion of the investigation.

 

The Executive Member acknowledged receipt of a 220 signature petition for a signalised pedestrian crossing on Lowther Street as detailed in the report which also detailed previous assessments undertaken at this location. He considered the comments made during the public participation and confirmed with officers that the investigation could be undertaken within the next financial year.

 

Resolved:  (i) To acknowledge receipt of the 220 signature petition and note the work which had been undertaken to assess whether this site is suitable for formal pedestrian crossing facilities and for a School Crossing Patrol.

 

(ii) To instruct officers to investigate, within their 2018/19 programme of works, the feasibility of other potential engineering measures to improve this section of Lowther Street for pedestrians.

 

Reason:     (i) To note the wishes of the signatories and to note work which has previously been undertaken by officers to assess the suitability of the site.

 

(ii) To assess whether other engineering options are feasible which would help pedestrians to cross the road.

 

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