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Agenda item

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 18 March 2020.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.


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It was reported that there had been three registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme and two written representations had been received. 


Due to Government’s advice to the public to stay at home in relation to Coronavirus COVID – 19,  the Executive Member read aloud each of the representations, summarised below.


A representation was received from Cllr Fenton, Ward Member for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe as follows:

·        Agenda item 4, Economy & Place Capital Programme 2020/21 Budget Report - He was pleased to note the commitment to fund schemes to support use of sustainable transport and urged that further consideration for improvements or repairs of potholes be given when considering the arrangements for reactive highway repair works in 2020/21; as the poor state of roads discouraged people from cycling.

·        ResPark Schemes - He welcomed the additional resource that had been identified to process ResPark schemes swiftly and looked forward to receiving confirmation that the proposed ResPark scheme for the ‘Revival’ estate would go forward for a formal ballot.  A residents’ petition had been received in June 2019 which had demonstrated strong support for restrictions to tackle inconsiderate and often dangerous parking on the estate by large numbers of York College students.


Agenda item 5, … Residents Priority Parking scheme for Clifton Dale and Clifton Green


A representation had been received from Mrs. J Finlayin, local resident to Clifton Dale for over 20 years.  She considered that the parking situation for residents had rapidly deteriorated for a number of reasons which had included: Brownfield development around Clifton Green, (ii) The conversion of terraced properties, in streets close to Clifton Dale with no / insufficient off-street parking, for the number of cars owned.  (iii) The increase in ResPark schemes in the Clifton Green area leaving Clifton Dale as one of the few streets with unrestricted on street parking.  The result of which had been a great increase in parking by residents of other streets and also short and long stay ‘casual’ parking.  She welcomed the proposals in the officers report, along with 62% of all properties in the area who had voted in support of this scheme.


Agenda item 6, Traffic Regulation order for Double yellow lines on Gray Street


A representation was received from Ms Emma Peacock, local resident to Gray Street, who considered that the parking on Gray Street was inadequate for the amount of cars on the street.  She considered that removing parking at the top of Gray Street would exacerbate the situation. 


A representation was also received from Mr Stephen Galloway, local resident to Gray Street in objection to any further reduction in parking spaces on Gray Street.  He considered that there were already too few spaces for all residents’ cars.  He considered that if double yellow lines were to be implemented, that they would need to be policed.  He requested that consideration be given to implementing a change to 24/7 parking restrictions for non-residents as per some roads of Bishopthorpe Road, such as Cameron Grove and that there be more policing by traffic wardens as residents who had paid for a residents’ parking permit had continually witnessed restrictions being flaunted. 



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