Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision (CABINET)


I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

Approve the report titled ‘Update on Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan: Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside’, note the progress made to date to develop a Clean Air Plan to tackle NO2 exceedances at the roadside, and delegate authority to the Strategic Director Place to:

  • determine the preparatory implementation and contract arrangements for delivering the Clean Air Zone,
  • agree the final content and submission of the technical documents listed in appendix one of the report to the Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU), and 
  • determine any further technical reports for formal submission to JAQU.  

The Reasons: are as per the Recommendations section of the report (and in order to proceed towards developing a Charging Clean Air Zone in Greater Manchester as required by Government).

Options considered and rejected were: not applicable.

Assessment of Risk: Because of the delays which have arisen through the need to seek further clarification from Government and JAQU on a range of issues regarding the implementation of a Charging Clean Air Zone in GM, the GM authorities were not in a position to submit their full business case by the deadline of 31 December 2019, as required under the Government Directive. This could leave the GM authorities open to challenge.

The source of funding is: assumed to be Government funded - £36m received to date. 

Legal Advice obtained.

Financial Advice obtained.

Procurement Advice obtained.

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

(if the documents disclose exempt or confidential information, they should not be listed, but the following wording shall be inserted : "(The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection)":-

Contact Officer:  Bernie Vaudrey                          Tel No 0161 793 2283


*           This document records a key decision, but the matter was not             included in the Council's Forward Plan and it has been dealt with             under the emergency procedure.

*           This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with     the Decision Making Procedure Rules

*           The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the             Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.



Signed: Paul Dennett         Dated: 28 January 2020.                                                  

City Mayor




*           This decision was published on 28 January 2020.                                              .

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 4 February 2020                                          unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 28/01/2020

Date of decision: 28/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/02/2020

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