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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

57.

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.

 

58.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:  To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2018 as a correct record.

 

59.

Public Participation pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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 14 February 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 two members of the public and a ward councillor had registered to speak under the Council’s Scheme of Participation.

 

Cllr Warters spoke regarding the positioning of a speed restriction sign in Dunnington. He explained that the current siting of the sign was closer to the centre of the village than had been previously agreed with the Parish Council. He asked that it be relocated to the agreed position and that a public apology be issued.

 

The Head of Transport apologised for the miscommunication with the Parish Council over the positioning of the sign. The Executive Member explained that he had requested that the sign be left in its current position for two months and that the permanent siting of the sign would then be subject to review.

 

The Executive member explained that the remaining public speakers would be taken under the relevant items of business on the agenda.

 

60.

Hopgrove Lane South Petition pdf icon PDF 316 KB

The Executive Member is asked to consider a petition submitted by residents of (mainly) Stockton on the Forest for the provision of a left filter lane at the Hopgrove Lane South/Malton Road Junction.

Decision:

Resolved:      To carry out some preliminary investigations in to the feasibility, likely cost, and impact of such a proposal.

 

Reason:         To better inform a subsequent decision on whether to include a proposal in the capital programme of works.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the petition to provide a left filter lane at the Hopgrove Lane South/Malton Road junction and the officer’s report. He approved Option 2, as below, in order to better understand the potential benefits and impact of undertaking the requested work.

 

Resolved:  To carry out some preliminary investigations in to the feasibility, likely cost, and impact of such a proposal.

 

Reason:     To better inform a subsequent decision on whether to include a proposal in the capital programme of works.

 

61.

South Bank Avenue - Petition pdf icon PDF 453 KB

The Executive Member is asked to consider a petition submitted by residents of South Bank Avenue objecting to the introduction of a residents parking scheme on part of South Bank Avenue.

Decision:

Resolved:      (a) To revise the decision to implement the residents parking scheme on the whole of South Bank Avenue and instead reduce the proposed boundary to that shown in Annex C of the report.

 

                        (b) To include the residents in an extended boundary of the new scheme if residents subsequently make an approach for inclusion in a residents parking scheme.

 

Reason:         (a) To better reflect the wishes of local residents.

                       

                        (b) To be more responsive to residents needs.

Minutes:

Mr Tony Piper, as lead petitioner and resident, stated his support for the officer recommendations within the report.

 

Mr Norman Maitland, resident, spoke in support of the report’s recommendations and asked that the scheme be implemented as soon as possible as the approaching school holidays would cause increased parking nuisance.

 

The Executive Member considered the report and the comments made by members of the public, and agreed Options 3 and 4 as recommended. In response to public concerns it was agreed that option 3 would be actioned as soon as practicable and within three months.

 

Resolved:  (a) To revise the decision to implement the residents parking scheme on the whole of South Bank Avenue and instead reduce the proposed boundary to that shown in Annex C of the report.

 

                   (b) To include the residents in an extended boundary of the new scheme if residents subsequently make an approach for inclusion in a residents parking scheme.

 

Reason:     (a) To better reflect the wishes of local residents.

                  

                   (b) To be more responsive to residents needs.

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62.

Osbaldwick 20mph Petition pdf icon PDF 180 KB

The Executive Member is asked to consider a petition submitted by Cllr Warters on behalf of residents of Osbaldwick village requesting the removal of the 20mph speed limit.

Decision:

Resolved:      (a) To undertake a speed survey of traffic in Osbaldwick in an area/s determined in consultation with ward councillors and to defer further decision regarding the retention of the 20mph speed limit until such a survey has been undertaken.

 

(b) To review the provision of the existing signs in Osbaldwick to determine if there are any that could be removed and still comply with the signing regulations/guidance.

 

Reason          (a) To recognise the need for a base measure of speed in the area to support informed decision making.

 

(b) To reduce street clutter and future maintenance costs

Minutes:

Cllr Warters, as ward councillor, spoke in support of the petition he had submitted. He reported that it was the wish of the village to remove the 20mph restrictions and that the given reasons for retaining them were not grounded in evidence. He asked that, should the restrictions be retained, the area be expanded with signs placed only at the boundary of the restricted area.

 

The officer reported that recommended procedures had been followed in implementing the speed restrictions. It was confirmed that no speed surveys had been conducted in the area before or after the implementation of the restrictions.

 

The Executive Member considered the report and the comments of the ward councillor and officer. He acknowledged concerns with the unsightly restriction signs and the original rationale for implementing the restrictions. He also expressed concern that the council may be held responsible for any road collisions that occurred after the removal of the restrictions. To address these issues, he made the following decision:

 

Resolved:  (a) To undertake a speed survey of traffic in Osbaldwick in an area/s determined in consultation with ward councillors and to defer further decision regarding the retention of the 20mph speed limit until such a survey has been undertaken.

 

(b) To review the provision of the existing signs in Osbaldwick to determine if there are any that could be removed and still comply with the signing regulations/guidance.

 

Reason      (a) To recognise the need for a base measure of speed in the area to support informed decision making.

 

(b) To reduce street clutter and future maintenance costs

 

 

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