Notice of a public meeting of:




Councillors Carl Les (Chair), Gareth Dadd (Vice-Chair), David Chance, Caroline Dickinson, Michael Harrison, Andrew Lee, Don Mackenzie, Patrick Mulligan, Janet Sanderson and Greg White.


Tuesday, 25th May, 2021


11.00 am


Remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams


This meeting will be held using video conferencing with a live broadcast to the Council’s YouTube site.  The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 lapsed as of 7 May 2021.  Any formal decisions that the Committee needs to make that are legally binding will be made by the Chief Executive Officer using his emergency delegated powers, taking into account the recommendations of the Committee.  


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -    Recordings of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.











Minutes of the Meeting held on 23 March 2021


(Pages 5 - 8)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and Statements



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·            at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

·            when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.

If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Q4 Performance Monitoring & Budget Report

(Pages 9 - 164)


The Executive are asked to note:

i.   the latest position for the County Council’s 2020/21 Revenue Budget, as summarised in paragraph 2.1.2.;

ii.       the position on the GWB (paragraphs 2.4.1 to 2.4.3);

iii.     the position on the ‘Strategic Capacity – Unallocated’ reserve (paragraphs 2.4.4 to 2.4.5);

iv.     the performance of the Treasury Management operation during 2020/21 and the outturn position on Prudential Indicators;

v.      the position on capital outturn as detailed in Appendices A to E;


The Executive are also asked to recommend to the Chief Executive that under his emergency delegated powers he:

vi.     approve the proposed funding of £75k from the Strategic Capacity Reserve to develop a full business case for potential investment in solar power generation, as detailed in paragraph 3.64;

vii.    recommend to the County Council, the proposed carry forward to 2021/22 of the net capital underspend totalling £13.3m as set out in paragraph 4.14;

viii.   approve the financing of capital expenditure as detailed in paragraph 4.16 and Appendix F;

ix.     approve the proposed acquisition of land on the east side of Beckwith Head Road, Beckwith, Harrogate as detailed in paragraph 4.28





Proposals for Changes to Public Highway as part of Transforming Cities Fund Programme

(Pages 165 - 230)


Recommendation: The Executive are asked to recommend to the Chief Executive that under his emergency delegated powers he:

i.     Take forward the Transforming Cities Fund projects in Harrogate, Skipton and Selby for preliminary and detailed design and consultation, subject to the following:

(a)   further design and consultation is undertaken on the Harrogate 1 Lane Station Parade option only;

(b)   further design and consultation is undertaken on James Street based on full pedestrianisation incorporating the ability to retain an unobstructed width such that traffic could be accommodated if necessary;

(c)   a Final Business Case will be presented prior to implementation and a further decision from the Executive will be sought to agree any recommended implementation of the final designs later in 2021;

(d)   decisions on how to progress with the variant options at Selby which do not directly affect the existing highway network are delegated to the Corporate Director, BES working with Selby District Council and Network Rail.





Appointments to Outside Bodies

(Pages 231 - 234)


Recommendation: The Executive are asked to recommend to the Chief Executive that under his emergency delegated powers he: 

i)     Approve the extension of existing appointments to the Outside Bodies (as outlined in section 3.0 of this report) to the end of the current Council in May 2022.

ii)    Make one appointment and one substitute to the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Overview and Scrutiny Board.





Area Constituency Committee Feedback Report

(Pages 235 - 238)


Recommendation:  That the Executive notes the report and considers any matters arising from the work of the Area Constituency Committees, that merits further scrutiny, review or investigation at a county-level.





Forward Plan


(Pages 239 - 246)




Other business which the Leader agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Monday, 17 May 2021




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