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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

37.

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.

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interest that they might have in respect of the business on the agenda. None were declared.

38.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Economy and Place Policy Development Committee meeting held on 29 January 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the last meeting held on 29 January 2019 be approved as a correct record and then signed by the Chair.

 

39.

Public Participation

It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who have registered their wish to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is by 5.00pm on Monday 4 March 2019. Members of the public may speak on an item on the agenda or an issue within the Committee’s remit. To register, please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for the meeting (the contact details are available at the foot of the agenda).

 

Filming or Recording 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.  This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

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 (whose 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 http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

 

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

40.

Residents' Priority Parking Scheme Scrutiny Review Draft Final Report pdf icon PDF 395 KB

This report provides the findings of the scrutiny review of the City of York Council’s Residents’ Priority Parking Scheme (ResPark) together with the Task Group’s review conclusions and draft recommendations, for this Committee’s consideration.   

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report which provided the findings of the scrutiny review of the City of York Council’s Residents’ Priority Parking Scheme (ResPark) together with the Task Group’s review conclusions and draft recommendations.

 

Cllr D’Agorne outlined the report and recommendations to Members. Members debated the review recommendations in detail, during which the Assistant Director for Transport, Highways and Environment clarified that:

·        Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) would be used for enforcement purposes only.

·        Tickets could only be issued by Civil Enforcement Officers.

·        The level of investment for transition to a system of virtual permits initially within a trial zone carried a level of financial risk.

·        The use of direct debit payments could be looked at with virtual permits.

·        There had been consultation with residents.

 

Following debate it was:

 

Resolved:  That the recommendations below be recommended to the Executive that the Corporate Director of Economy and Place:

 

                                                    i.            Reviews the current pattern of ResPark zones with a view to rationalising them and identifying the most logical extensions into surrounding streets that suffer from non-resident parking;

                                                  ii.            Rationalises parking permits so there is more standardisation on permit length (i.e. the current 3, 6 and 12 month permits) by offering annual or monthly permits.

                                                iii.            Seeks to ensure residents’ petitions for new zones are investigated and (if agreed) implemented as soon as possible, aiming for within a year.

                                               iv.            Introduces an online self-service for customers to encourage online application and payment for parking permits and visitor vouchers, same day online payment for parking tickets, and to automate the requirement for evidence;

                                                 v.            Investigates the transition to a system of virtual permits, initially within a trial zone, to eliminate the need for paper permits through Automatic Number Plate Recognition and better links to DVLA to help enforcement;

                                               vi.            Investigates digital options once virtual permits are in operation that will enable residents to check a registration number so if a vehicle is illegally parked the information is electronically passed to enforcement officers.

                                             vii.            Examines the implications of allowing residents of new properties within existing ResPark zones to purchase a limited number of visitor vouchers.



Reason:     To conclude the work of this review in line with scrutiny procedures and protocols and enable this review final report to be presented to the Executive.

41.

Workplan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Members are asked to consider the Committee’s work plan for the remainder of the municipal year.

Minutes:

Members considered future areas of policy development and agreed that the following items be put forward for the Committee’s work plan for the 2019/20 municipal year:

·        Economic Strategy 2020–2025 -  Building in Economic Metrics & Performance Assessment

·        Community Infrastructure Levy

·        Supplementary Planning Guidance – Priorities for York

·        Policy on Crossing Points

 

Resolved: That the above future areas of policy development be put forward for the Committee’s work plan for the 2019/20 municipal year

 

Reason:     To keep the Committee’s work plan updated.

 

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