Issue details

Enhanced Partnership for Buses

Purpose of Report: To request approval for the York Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme, a binding statutory partnership agreement between the council and bus operators which will:
- replace the existing voluntary York Quality Bus Partnership;
- act as the delivery scheme for the council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan; and
- enable the council and York’s local bus operators to continue to receive central government grant funding for bus services beyond March 2022.

The Executive will be asked to approve the final text of the York Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme, enabling it to take legal effect from 31st March 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/01/2022

Decision due: 21/04/22 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Sam Fryers Email:

Consultation process

The statutory ‘bus operator objection’ period is currently ongoing until 8th February, following which a 28-day statutory consultation period will take place, with stakeholders and the public invited to provide their views on the planned scheme.
Consultees will include: Bus operators, neighbouring local transport authorities, York residents, passenger representation groups, the Traffic Commissioner for the North East of England, the Competition and Markets Authority.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


Agenda items


  • Enhanced Partnership for Buses  


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