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Agenda item

Report of Executive Leader and Executive Recommendations

To receive and consider a written report from the Leader on the work of the Executive, and the Executive recommendations for approval, as set out below:

 

Meeting

Date

Recommendations

 

Executive

 

 

 

 

 

Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive

 

 

 

 

18 January 2011

 

 

 

 

 

1 March 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 March 2011

 

 

Minute 148: Revised Income Policy

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=102&MId=5503&Ver=4

 

Minute 173: City of York Local Development Framework – Core Strategy Submission Draft (LDF)

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=102&MId=5506&Ver=4

 

Minute 182: Draft Full City of York Local Transport Plan 2011 Onwards (LTP3) 

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=102&MId=5507&Ver=4

 

Note

Details of the above items can be found on the Council’s website with the agendas for the relevant Executive meetings, by clicking on the web links below each item.

 

Printed copies of the LDF and LTP3 draft documents have been circulated to all Members.

Minutes:

A written report was received from the Executive Leader, Cllr Andrew Waller, on the work of the Executive.

 

Cllr Waller then moved, and Cllr Runciman seconded, the following recommendation contained in Minute 148 of the Executive meeting held on 18 January 2011:

 

“That Council approve the revised Income Policy at Annex A to the [Executive] report, subject to the revision of paragraph 13 of the policy to remove the reference to planning fees as an example of charges set nationally by government.”

 

On being put to the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED: That the recommendation in Minute 148 of the Executive meeting on 18 January 2011 (Revised Income Policy) be approved.1

 

Cllr Waller then moved, and Cllr Runciman seconded, the following recommendations contained in Minute 173 of the Executive meeting held on 1 March 2011:

 

“(i)       That Council approve the Core Strategy, as amended (Annex A), subject tothe inclusion of the further suggested amendments set out in Annex H to the report, along with supporting information, for publication and submission for public examination.

 

REASON:      In order to progress the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and to ensure that it encourages the development of a City respectful of both its historic built heritage and its natural environment, with high employment levels, increased opportunities for leisure activities and an improved transport system.

 

(ii)        That the final version of the Core Strategy Submission Document be placed on the Council’s website.”

 

1st amendment

 

Cllr Gillies then moved, and Cllr Hudson seconded, an amendment to the recommendations, as follows:

 

“Change the numbering of the second recommendation from ‘(ii)’ to ‘(iii)’.

Insert a new recommendation (ii), as follows:

“(ii)      That Officers review and look to increase levels of density for student housing accommodation in order to provide more dedicated student accommodation and therefore reduce pressure on private housing being turned in to Houses in Multiple Occupation.’”

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was declared CARRIED.

 

The recommendations, as amended, now read as follows:

 

“(i)       That Council approve the Core Strategy, as amended (Annex A), subject to the inclusion of the further suggested amendments set out in Annex H to the report, along with supporting information, for publication and submission for public examination.2

 

REASON:      In order to progress the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and to ensure that it encourages the development of a City respectful of both its historic built heritage and its natural environment, with high employment levels, increased opportunities for leisure activities and an improved transport system.

 

(ii)        That Officers review and look to increase levels of density for student housing accommodation in order to provide more dedicated student accommodation and therefore reduce pressure on private housing being turned in to Houses in Multiple Occupation.3

 

(iii)       That the final version of the Core Strategy Submission Document be placed on the Council’s website.4

 

2nd amendment

 

Cllr Merrett then moved, and Cllr Simpson-Laing seconded, a further amendment to the recommendations, as follows:

 

“In recommendation (i), after ‘subject to’, insert:

the Director of City Strategy bringing forward appropriate amendments to the Core Strategy to accommodate using the Council’s latest housing evidence based figure of 800 housing units per annum for the plan period, and to’.

At the end of the reason under recommendation (i), add:

‘in a way which :

(a)     addresses the potential unsoundness of the LDF using the Executive approved housing figure;

(b)     addresses the threat to the City’s Green Belt  from having an inadequate housing land supply allocation;

(c)      ensures an adequate housing supply to avoid forcing less well paid residents out of the City (as indicated would occur with the lower housing figure) in the report to the LDF Working Group;

(d)     avoids undermining York business from having an inadequate and/or overpriced housing supply for its workforce.’”

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was declared LOST.

 

The recommendations, as amended by the 1st amendment, were then put to the vote and declared CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED: That the recommendations in Minute 173 of the Executive meeting on 1 March 2011 (City of York Local Development Framework – Core Strategy Submission Draft), as amended, be approved. 2-4

 

Cllr Waller then moved, and Cllr Runciman seconded, the following recommendation contained in Minute 182 of the Executive meeting held on 15 March 2011:

 

“That, following further formatting and layout changes to improve the presentation of the document for final publication, and the editing of the supporting text in the document to make it more concise (in particular, combining sections 2 and 3), Council approve the Draft Full LTP3.”

 

Cllr Merrett then moved, and Cllr King seconded, an amendment to the recommendation, as follows:

 

“At the end of the recommendation, insert the following:

 

‘,subject to the strategy being revised to:

1) introduce a Quality Bus Contract with the major local bus operators to deliver an improved integrated local bus service network;

2) strengthen the references to introducing an air quality Low Emission Zoneto control bus emissions in the current Air Quality Management Areas so as to move forward on bringing air quality in York to within the EU health based limits at the earliest opportunity; and

3) roll out the introduction of a reduced cost & signagecitywide residential area 20mph speed limit.’”

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was declared LOST.

 

The original recommendation was then put to the vote and declared CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED: That the recommendation in Minute 182 of the Executive meeting on 15 March 2011 (Draft Full City of York Local Transport Plan 2011 Onwards) be approved. 5

Supporting documents:

 

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