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Issue details

City Centre Access

Purpose of Report: In order to reduce the likelihood of a hostile vehicle attack on the city centre the Council have been advised to install physical security measures. In September 2018, the Executive agreed to the trial of a traffic regulation pending permanent security measures being installed. The trial is now complete and the report will consider making those restrictions permanent and the process of implementing physical measures.

To update on the work done with the community on how the impacts of the restrictions can be mitigated. It will also outline measures taken on race days at the racecourse to reduce the likelihood of a hostile vehicle attack and the further measures that are recommended.

Executive are asked:

·         To approve making the current experimental Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the City Centre permanent.

·         To approve the procurement strategy of the physical measures for the city centre and race course.

·         To note and comment upon the engagement with the community and the mitigation measures that have been developed.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Guildhall Ward; Micklegate Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/07/2019

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 29/08/19 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: James Gilchrist, Director of Transport, Environment and Planning Tel No. 01904 552547 Email: james.gilchrist@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Consultation has been undertaken with affected stakeholders during the preparation of the proposals through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order period of over 7 months.

Dialog will continue through the delivery period to ensure that the impact of the changes to the way that the traffic restrictions are enforced is minimised.


Agenda items


  • City Centre Access  


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