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Agenda and decisions

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Robert Flintoft 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

 

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

 

which he may have in respect of business on this agenda.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 13 April 2021.

3.

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. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Friday 7 May 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of a Public Meeting

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The 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.

4.

STEP – Transport Data Platform pdf icon PDF 267 KB

This report updates the Member for Transport on the work done with the grant so far and requests approval to commission the STEP Transport Data Platform.

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         That the item be deferred.

 

Reason:     To allow for further work to be undertaken on the STEP – Transport Data Platform.

5.

York’s response to the National Bus Strategy pdf icon PDF 163 KB

This report sets out how City of York Council will discharge the obligation placed on English local transport authorities to develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan by October 2021.

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         The Executive Member endorsed the approach set out in the report and agreed to refer the item to the Executive meeting on 20th May 2021 as a decision of key importance.

 

Reason:     To allow timely development of a Bus Service Improvement Plan for York and mitigate against potential loss of Covid bus service support grant from July 2021. It will then allow a Bus Service Improvement Plan to be delivered in time for a decision on its adoption to be made at an Executive meeting in September 2021 – prior to the DfT’s deadline of October 2021.

6.

York’s Local Transport Plan pdf icon PDF 422 KB

This report sets out a proposed scope, timescale and budget for York’s fourth Local Transport Plan.

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         The Executive Member endorsed the approach set out in the paper and pass this report to Executive for consideration as a decision of key importance.

 

Reason:     This will allow timely delivery of York’s fourth Local Transport Plan.

7.

Engagement Strategy – Local Transport Plan pdf icon PDF 241 KB

This report sets out an engagement strategy which places resident insight at the heart of the process to develop and implement York’s Local Transport Plan 4.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         Approved the engagement plan set out in annex A, which secures involvement and influence of residents through the stages required to develop LTP 4.

 

Reason:     To ensure effective and inclusive engagement with residents, businesses, key stakeholders and other groups who travel into and through York.

8.

Update on E-Scooter Trials pdf icon PDF 225 KB

This paper provides an update on the progress of the e-scooter and e-bike trials in York, and sets out a proposal to further expand the service area, to include areas outside the Outer Ring Road.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

                   i.        To expand the service area that e-scooters and e-bikes can be hired and used to include areas outside the Outer Ring Road.

 

Reason:    To expand the trail to residents in areas outside the Outer Ring Road.

 

9.

TSAR Junction Alterations – Gillygate/Bootham/St Leonards Place pdf icon PDF 335 KB

This report presents the options to replace the traffic signalling equipment as the equipment’s life has expired and has become difficult and costly to maintain.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

                   i.        To defer a decision to allow for further modelling of post Covid traffic levels and how traffic could be diverted from the area. To also consider the prioritisation of public transport and the Local Transport Plan.

 

Reason:    To allow for further modelling before a decision is made.

10.

Cycle Route Improvements (Nunnery Lane-Nunthorpe Grove) pdf icon PDF 247 KB

This report requests a decision on further development work to ensure that the initial designs are viable and that the concerns of the local residents are adequately assessed prior to a decision being taken on whether to progress the implementation of a scheme in the area.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

                   i.        Approved further investigation of improvements to the existing advisory Cycle Route between Nunnery Lane and Nunthorpe Grove.

                  ii.        Subject to the successful outcome of a Safety Audit to progress towards the delivery of route alignment changes which are indicatively shown on the drawing in Annex B.  But to exclude amendments to parking and the improvement to the crossing on Scarcroft Road.

                 iii.        Amendments to parking and the improvements to the crossing on Scarcroft Road to be considered as a future item to the Executive Member for Transport Decision Session.

 

Reason:    In order to adequately understand the impacts of the scheme and mitigate concerns raised by the residents impacted by the proposals.

 

11.

Receipt of a Petition for a Zebra Crossing at the Kent Street / Fawcett Street Junction pdf icon PDF 239 KB

The report acknowledges receipt of the petition for a Zebra Crossing at the Kent Street / Fawcett Street Junction and details how officers propose to take this request forward.

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         Acknowledged receipt of the petition and instruct officers to put the site through the assessment process when traffic conditions return to some form of normality.

 

Reason:     To determine whether improved pedestrian crossing

facilities are justifiable and the type of facility which would be the most appropriate.

12.

Consideration of consultation results from Slingsby Grove, Royal Chase, Kensington Court, Regency Mews, 64-90A Tadcaster Road and St. Edwards Close following petitions being received requesting Residents’ Priority Parking pdf icon PDF 557 KB

To report the results following a consultation undertaken in January 2021 for all residential and business properties, and the affected properties that have frontages/access onto the proposed area. Then determine what action is deemed.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         Approval was given be given to take no further action towards the implementation of Residents Priority parking on Slingsby Grove, Royal Chase, Regency Mews, Kensington Court and 64-90A Tadcaster Road, and remove the consulted area from the Residents Parking waiting list.

 

Reason:     66% of the respondents from the above properties were against the proposed scheme.

 

                     ii.         Approval was given to implement Residents Priority parking on St. Edwards Close with times of operation being 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

 

Reason:     89% of respondents from St. Edwards Close were in

favour of the proposed scheme and the preferred times of operation were 24/7.

13.

Consultation results regarding Resident Priority Parking for 5 to 11 Main Street, Fulford pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To report the consultation results for resident priority parking 5-11 Main Street, Fulford and to determine what action is appropriate.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

                      i.         Take forward a proposal for resident priority parking on the length of carriageway adjacent to 5-11 Main Street for the use of these properties only. 7 day a week, 24 hour restriction with 60 minutes for non-permit holders.

                     ii.         Additional lengths of no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) to be implemented to protect entrances to properties and improve sight lines. (plan included as Annex E(2).

                    iii.        The Ward Member to be consulted by officers about the possibility to introduce bollards with Ward funding to prevent parking on the grass verge.

 

Reason:    To provide residents priority for the limited carriageway space whilst trying to mitigate some of the concerns raised by St Oswald’s Church.

14.

Urgent Business

Any other business which the Executive Member considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.

 

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