{meta} Decision - Walkden Park and Ride

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:


  1. Note the progress in developing the Walkden Park & Ride project and the timescales for delivery.


  1. Approve the transfer of £585,149.84 of Growth Deal Grant funding held by Salford City Council to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), for the delivery of the Walkden Park & Ride project.


  1. Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Place and City Solicitor to enter into the necessary collaboration/delivery agreements with TfGM, and the Chief Finance Officer to make the funding transfer.


The Reasons are TfGM will be leading the implementation of the Walkden Park and Ride project in conjunction with Salford City Council.  The project will improve cycling accessibility to the station and provide off street car parking for 107 vehicles.


Salford City Council is currently holding £585,149.84 of Growth Deal grant awarded to the city for the delivery of the Walkden Park & Ride scheme.  TfGM are the lead organisation for delivery of the project and as such require the grant to be in their account to progress implementation of the scheme.  In addition, a collaboration agreement between SCC and TfGM is necessary as TfGM are delivering the project on behalf of SCC and which the above approvals will allow and enable the project to proceed.

Options considered and rejected were: None


Assessment of Risk:

Low: TfGM are managing costs and project delivery directly.

The source of funding is: £585,149.84 of Growth Deal Grant funding.


Legal Advice obtained: Yes Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, Shared Legal Service


Financial Advice obtained: Yes Natalie Birchall, Senior Accountant


Procurement Advice obtained: Not applicable


HR Advice obtained: Not applicable


Climate Change Advice obtained: Yes Lee Evans, Transport Engineer


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

The report of the Strategic Director of Place submitted to Property and Regeneration Briefing held on 13 June 2022



Contact Officer:        Lee Evans, Transport Engineer



This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity scrutiny panel                   



Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 13 June 2022


*           This decision was published on Monday 13 June 2022.

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 20 June 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance


Publication date: 13/06/2022

Date of decision: 13/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/06/2022 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Accompanying Documents: