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Agenda item

Petitions Updates

The Executive Member to consider the report which advises on the receipt of and updates on five petitions.

Decision:

Resolved:

(i)   That the petitions and the update on responses / action taken so far for Tudor Road / Gale Lane and Thanet Road be noted.

(ii)     That the request for a revised speed limit on Towthorpe Road be added to the workload.

Reason: Because actions have been identified for the issues raised and for the speed limit request there is a waiting list of other similar issues due to be considered.

(iii)    That the request for a Public Inquiry and the anticipated action following the adoption of the Local Plan be noted.

Reason: Because a public inquiry would not be appropriate.

(iv)    The current £5 charge for non-P&R parking at Monks Cross P&R site will be maintained and not increased, which reflects the Executive Member for Finance & Performance statement at Full Council, and will be subject to a joint decision by Executive Members for Transport and Finance and Performance if any changes are proposed.

Reason:   Because the impact of the stadium activities on the P&R operation cannot be accurately determined until the stadium has opened.

Minutes:

The Executive Member received a report that advised on the receipt of and updates on five petitions.

 

The options available were:

 

Option 1 – Note the petition and the update on responses / action

taken so far.

Option 2 – Note the petition and add the issue to the workload list

for further investigation. This is the recommended option for Towthorpe Road, and the parking charge at Monks Cross Park and Ride.

Option 3 – Note the petition and take no action.

 

Representations were heard from the following registered speakers on the issues mentioned below:

 

Ms Steph Hayle (Community and Wellbeing Officer , University of York Students' Union) spoke about their request for a public inquiry into “York’s Failing Transport System”. Their BUStice petition had received over 2000 signatures.  She stated that this concern impacts on everyone as expensive bus fares cause more people to drive. 

 

Officers responded that the York Civic Trust were undertaking a lot of work on this in anticipation of transport plans being revised. 

 

Councillor Pavlovic, Ward Member Hull Road, spoke about the length of time residents have to wait from the time an application in relation to resident parking schemes are received, to implementation.  He considered that these applications needed to be fast tracked or the guidance stating approximate processing time should either be removed or more accurate.

 

The Executive Member responded that a staff resource had recently been appointed to address these concerns.  This would be reviewed in due course.

 

Cllr Doughty, Ward Member Strensall, spoke on concerns regarding the petition at Towthorpe Road concerning the speed of some road users requesting that the 60mph national speed limit be reduced to 40mh for the section of road between Towthorpe Road and the junction with Strensall Road.  There had been several barn conversions near doubling dwelling properties and several safety concerns had been reported. 

 

The following information was provided in response to the above questions from that speaker:

 

The Transport Planning Manager responded that the public transport review would be considering this.  For consistency this issue would be considered at the same time as other requests for changes to speed limits. 

Resolved:

(i)           That the petitions and the update on responses / action taken so far for Tudor Road / Gale Lane and Thanet Road be noted.

(ii)         That the request for a revised speed limit on Towthorpe Road be added to the workload.

Reason:    Because actions have been identified for the issues raised and for the speed limit request there is a waiting list of other similar issues due to be considered.

(iii)        That the request for a Public Inquiry and the anticipated action following the adoption of the Local Plan be noted.

Reason:     Because a public inquiry would not be appropriate.

(iv)        The current £5 charge for non-P&R parking at Monks Cross P&R site will be maintained and not increased, which reflects the Executive Member for Finance & Performance statement at Full Council, and will be subject to a joint decision by Executive Members for Transport and Finance and Performance if any changes are proposed.

Reason:     Because the impact of the stadium activities on the P&R operation cannot be accurately determined until the stadium has opened.

 

Supporting documents:

 

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