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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

63.

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 confirmed that he had no personal interests that were not included on the Register of Interests, nor any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, to declare in the business on the agenda.

64.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 15 February 2018 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

65.

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 Wednesday 14 March 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 there had been four registrations to speak under the Council’s scheme of public participation.

 

Cllr S Barnes presented a petition from patrons and supporters of the Sun Inn on Acomb Green. He explained that the proposals to relocate a bus stop to outside the pub’s beer garden would cause pollution and noise problems to patrons, as well as blocking their view. The petition included 181 signatures.

 

Cllr D’Agorne asked that the way in which petitions for residents parking schemes be reviewed to reduce the length of time new schemes took to be investigated, for the process to be simplified, and for the cost of permits to be reduced.

 

Two members of the public were invited to speak under agenda item 5 (minute 67 refers).

66.

Parking Issues, Scarcroft Primary School pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider the request made by Scarcroft Primary School for improved vehicle drop off facilities for parents and guardians and a disabled parking facility at the entrance to the school.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:      To advertise a proposal to amend the York Parking, Stopping and Waiting Traffic Regulation Order to:

i.              Introduce a timed parking area on Scarcroft Road: 30 minute between 7.30am and 6pm (no return within 60 minutes).

ii.            Introduce a 6.7m disabled parking bay on Moss Street, to operate Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. Outside these times the bay to remain a R16 Residents’ Priority Parking Area.

 

Reason:         To reduce congestion and improve safety by encouraging parents to drop off and pick up away from the school entrances and to provide a disabled parking amenity for parents and children with mobility impairment.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the officer’s report and recommendation. The officer had no further updates. The Executive Member expressed his view that the proposed parking restrictions would be beneficial to residents and the school, and thanked officers for their work to find a suitable compromise to suit the area.

 

Resolved:  To advertise a proposal to amend the York Parking, Stopping and Waiting Traffic Regulation Order to:

 

i.             Introduce a timed parking area on Scarcroft Road: 30 minute between 7.30am and 6pm (no return within 60 minutes).

ii.            Introduce a 6.7m disabled parking bay on Moss Street, to operate Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. Outside these times the bay would remain a R16 Residents’ Priority Parking Area.

 

Reason:     To reduce congestion and improve safety by encouraging parents to drop off and pick up away from the school entrances and to provide a disabled parking amenity for parents and children with mobility impairment.

67.

Consideration of Petition Received from residents of 15-37 Albemarle Road requesting Residents’ Priority Parking pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To report the receipt of a petition for a resident priority parking scheme, and determine what action is appropriate.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That Albemarle Road be added to the Residents’ Priority Parking waiting list (area to be determined by officers) and a formal consultation be undertaken when the item reaches the top of the list.

 

Reason:     To respond to the residents’ concerns in the order they are raised and can be progressed depending on funding available each financial year.

Minutes:

Sandra Coates, lead petitioner, spoke under the Council’s scheme of public participation. She expressed her concerns about pedestrian safety issues caused by poor parking and asked that the Executive Member approve option one of the report (to add Albermarle Road to the residents priority parking waiting list).

 

Jane Simms, resident, asked that the area for investigation be extended beyond number 37 Albermarle Road as she felt any partial scheme would exacerbate existing parking problems on the remainder of the street, caused in part from users of a nearby facilities during the day.

 

The Executive Member responded to the comments made and added his own concerns of the knock-on impact of using resident parking schemes.

 

Resolved:  That Albemarle Road be added to the Residents’ Priority Parking waiting list (area to be determined by officers) and a formal consultation be undertaken when the item reaches the top of the list.

 

Reason:     To respond to the residents’ concerns in the order they are raised and can be progressed depending on funding available each financial year.

68.

York Outer Ring Road Improvements - Proposed A1237/B1224 Wetherby Road Junction Upgrade – Approval of Layout pdf icon PDF 186 KB

This report is about the design and consultation of the proposed upgrade of the A1237/B1224 junction (‘The Wetherby Road junction’). This report sets out what has been achieved over the last few months and seeks the Executive Member’s approval to proceed with the detailed design and construction stages of the scheme.

 



 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:      (i) To confirm that the results of the consultation process have been considered and incorporated in the design where possible.

 

                        (ii) To note the general arrangement design for the junction upgrade and give approval for preparations and implementation of construction as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

 

Reason:         (i) To enable the detailed final design of the Wetherby Road junction upgrade.

 

(ii) To enable arrangements to be made to commence construction of the Wetherby Road junction upgrade.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the report on the proposed Wetherby Road Junction Upgrade. In response to his questions, it was confirmed that the new cycle route would make use of the existing underpass, and that the new section of path would come with a maintenance plan while the existing bridleway sections would continue to be maintained in conjunction with other paths in the city.

 

The Executive Member also asked officers to give some consideration to the design and upkeep of the green spaces on the city’s roundabouts.

 

Resolved:  (i) To confirm that the results of the consultation process have been considered and incorporated in the design where possible.

 

                   (ii) To note the general arrangement design for the junction upgrade and give approval for preparations and implementation of construction as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

 

Reason:     (i) To enable the detailed final design of the Wetherby Road junction upgrade.

 

(ii) To enable arrangements to be made to commence construction of the Wetherby Road junction upgrade.

69.

Transport Capital Programme – 2018/19 Budget Report pdf icon PDF 168 KB

This report sets out the Economy & Place Transport Capital Programme as agreed by Council on 22 February 2018. It provides further detail on the schemes proposed within two key funding blocks within the capital programme.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:      To note the proposed programme of schemes to be delivered in 2018/19

 

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

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which presented the largest Transport capital programme of works undertaken by the Council.

 

A programme of temporary repairs was being undertaken to address damage to roads caused by the recent snow and bad weather, and a decision on the experimental changes to traffic regulations on Fossgate would come to a future Decision Session.

 

Resolved:  To note the proposed programme of schemes to be delivered in 2018/19

 

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

 

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