- Meeting of Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 9.30 am (Item 8.)
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It was reported that there had been 8 registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme but that only 7 spoke at the meeting. It was also noted that 3 written representations had also been received.
Cllr Dave Taylor, Ward Member for Fishergate submitted a written representation regarding agenda item 4, FS-17-23 Bikehanger Pilot Scheme. Although he supported the pilot scheme and felt it should become a permanent feature, he queried if the hanger could be moved a few feet towards the junction with Cemetery Road, to free-up more space for parking.
The following spoke on agenda item 5, Consideration of Representations received in response to advertised amendments to the Traffic Regulation Order.
Joy White, a local resident, spoke and provided a written representation regarding Annex K, Mount Vale Drive. She highlighted her concerns with regard to parked cars that often put road users and pedestrians in jeopardy, particularly around the Mount Vale Drive and Moorgarth Avenue junction. Although the proposed scheme would go some way to mitigating this, she felt the consultation suggested by the Ward Councillors would be ideal and should identify a longer term, more comprehensive and a safer solution.
Keith Topping, a local resident, spoke and provided a written representation regarding Annex L, Meadowbeck Close. He highlighted the parking problems located around Meadowbeck Nursing Home and it was noted that cars often parked on the pavement in places which were most likely to obstruct delivery vehicles.
Helen Morritt, a local resident, spoke on Annex M2, Oakdale Road. She highlighted the traffic problems in the area and felt that the proposed parking restrictions outlined were a good compromise and would make Oakdale Road much safer, whilst still allowing for a few cars to be parked.
Cllr Fenton, Ward Member for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe spoke on Annex C. He thanked officers in the Highways team for their work in responding to residents’ requests for action to tackle problem parking at a number of locations around his Ward and he raised concerns relating to Moorcroft Road. He stated that motorists parking on both sides of the road, outside the dentist and GP surgery, caused restricted access, particularly for the number 12 bus. He raised resident’s frustrations and stated that enforcement was going to be crucial if the recommendation was approved and the double yellow lines were installed.
Two written representations were also received in response to agenda item 5, Consideration of Representations received in response to advertised amendments to the Traffic Regulation Order.
L Gonsalves wrote regarding Annex M2. She raised her concerns regarding Bransholme Drive, stating that the proposals could make it hard for some residents to see when pulling out of their drives onto Oakdale Road. She felt a no waiting sign, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, would be more effective in reducing the number of parked cars.
Mr R Boldison confirmed that his original objection still stood and that he hoped for the sake of all residents, the result went the right way.
The following three speakers spoke on agenda item 6, ResPark for the area around the University of York.
Jon Edison, Chairman of the Badger Hill Residents Community Group Committee (BHRCG), spoke in support of the introduction of a ResPark scheme for Badger Hill. He requested that the scheme be implemented in the shortest possible time and he felt option 1a would waste time. He confirmed that option 1b was fully supported, with adequate provisions made for both the shops and the playing field.
Martin Emerson, spoke in support of the proposals, in particularly option 1b and he raised residents concerns regarding the current parking situation in the area, which included how footpaths, roads and driveways were regularly blocked and that some residents were unable to park near their houses.
Cllr Pavlovic, Hull Road Ward Member, thanked all involved for getting the residents parking scheme to this stage. He spoke in favour of the proposals and highlighted the problems within the area which had restricted access for emergency vehicles and the council’s waste vehicles. He welcomed the funding from the University to implement and manage the scheme and he requested the Executive Member considers approving option 1b, so that residents who have had to tolerate inconsiderate parking for many years, could have an improved quality of life.