Councillors Carl Les (Chairman), Gareth Dadd, Derek Bastiman, David Chance, Keane Duncan, Michael Harrison, Simon Myers, Janet Sanderson, Greg White and Annabel Wilkinson.


Tuesday, 23rd August 2022


11.00 am


Council Chamber, County Hall, Northallerton


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Public Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 July 2022


(Pages 5 - 10)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and Statements



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Q1 Performance Monitoring Report


(Pages 11 - 116)




Q1 Budget Report

(Pages 117 - 188)


Recommendations: To

a.    Note the latest position for the County Council’s 2022/23 Revenue Budget, as summarised in paragraph 2.1.2 of the report;

b.    Note the position on the GWB (paragraphs 2.4.1 to 2.4.3 of the report);

c.    Note the position on the ‘Strategic Capacity – Unallocated’ reserve (paragraphs 2.4.4 to 2.4.6 of the report);

d.    Note the latest position regarding the Local Government Review transition fund (paragraphs 2.5.1 of the report);

e.    Approve the £1.6m PSVAR contingency be repurposed and used to support the Home to School Transport budget (paragraph 2.1.12 of the report);

f.     Endorse the exceptional increase in fostering weekly rates from October 2021 outlined in section 2.6 of the report;

g.    Endorse the one-off increase to adult social care providers as detailed in section 2.6 of the report;

h.    Note the position on the County Council’s Treasury Management activities during the first quarter of 2022/23

i.     Refer the report to the Audit Committee for their consideration as part of the overall monitoring arrangements for Treasury Management.

j.     Approve the refreshed Capital Plan summarised at paragraph 4.2.3 of the report;

k.    Approve the provision of £7.2m of Brexit Reserve funding to meet the shortfall in relation to the A59 Kex Gill diversion scheme (paragraph 4.3.9 of the report);

l.     Approve the provision of a further £424.7k Strategic Capacity Reserve in match funding towards the Levelling Up Fund Round 2 bid (paragraph 4.3.11 of the report);

m.   Agree that no action be taken at this stage to allocate any additional capital resources (paragraph 4.5.8 of the report);

n.    Recommend to the County Council that it approves the revised Prudential Indicators for the period 2022/23 to 2024/25 as set out in Appendix A.





Transport Works Acts Order known as "The Network Rail (Church Fenton Level Crossing Reduction) Order"

(Pages 189 - 248)


Recommendations - To approve:

i.     The making of representations and/or objections in respect of the draft Network Rail (Church Fenton Level Crossing Reduction) Order.

ii.    The contents and submission of any representations and /or objections be delegated to the Corporate Director Business and Environment in consultation with the Executive Member and Corporate Director, Strategic Resources.

iii.    The submission of a joint response with Selby District Council if appropriate.

iv.   Continuing to negotiate with Network Rail on representations and or objections made in respect of the Network Rail (Church Fenton Level Crossing Reduction) Order

v.    Engaging in the preliminary stages of the Public Inquiry process including but not limited to preparation of statements and proofs of evidence.







Forward Plan



(Pages 249 - 268)




Private Minute of the Meeting held on 19 July 2022                           (Pages 269 - 270)






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




Contact Details


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Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



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