{meta} Decision - Swinton Greenway - Section 106 Contribution Investment

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 approve the proposed expenditure of £839,357.27 of Section 106 contributions towards the Swinton Greenway project.


The Reasons are the Swinton Greenway project which will provide significant off-road pedestrian and cycling enhancements to the linear route of 5.2km from Swinton to Monton including some highway junction improvements. The above approval will allow and enable the project to proceed.

Options considered and rejected were: None


Assessment of Risk:

Low - Developers can seek to legally challenge the city council to claim back Section 106 monies if not used on a scheme that mitigates the impacts of that development and/or spent in line with the requirements of the Section 106 agreement.

The source of funding is £839,357.27 of secured Section 106 contributions

A significant amount of match section 106 funding totalling £1,075,000 will be made available to this project from several agreements locally. This is the third and final approval report for the balance of the city council’s match contribution. The total cost of the Swinton Greenway project is expected to be £5.95m, with the remainder of the funding coming from MCF (TfGM Grant Funding).


Legal Advice obtained: Yes The Section 106 contributions can only be invested into the mitigation of open space and public realm in accordance with the respective Section 106 agreements. This project is an appropriate use of the funding.


Financial Advice obtained: Yes Alex Archer, Finance Manager


Procurement Advice obtained: Not applicable


HR Advice obtained: Not applicable


Climate Change Advice obtained: Yes Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer, Climate Change


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
  • Swinton Greenway Proposals Plan



Contact Officer:       

Steve Davey, Section 106 And Policy Officer                 Tel: 0161 793 3762

Matthew Mollart, Senior Engineer                                    Tel: 0161 779 6184



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 with the Decision Making Process Rules.


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

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