{meta} Decision - Lester Road Reconstruction Scheme

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 Lester Road Reconstruction Scheme


The Reasons are the scheme seeks to address the deterioration of the existing highway and improve the pavement structure so that it is fit for purpose for industrial use.

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered.


Assessment of Risk: High – a failure to  implement this scheme will result in the matter being determined by the court. There is a risk that the judgement will go against the council. At court, the test will not be in successfully demonstrating repairs in a timely manner to prevent injury or third party damage, but to demonstrate that the highway is in a “proper state of repair” and “fit for purpose”. That would not only result in the scheme being enforced but full legal costs being borne by the Council. Timescales are tight.

The source of funding is a  combination of £1.175m in historic Highways Maintenance DfT grants and £0.500m in approved general unsupported borrowing, for the 2022/23 financial year.


Legal Advice obtained:

Helen Chapman, Solicitor, Shared Legal Service Tel: 0161 219 6323


Financial Advice obtained:

Alison Woods, Senior Accountant, (Planning & Transport)Tel: 0161 9251135


Procurement Advice obtained:

Heather Stanton Category Manager Level 2 Tel: 0161 686 6241


HR Advice obtained: Not applicable


Climate Change Advice obtained: Not applicable


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

The public briefing report of the Strategic Director of Place submitted to Property and Regeneration Briefing held on 25 July 2022

Contact Officer:  Steve Mangan, Group Engineer Highway Asset management

                           Tel No: 0161 603 4034



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: 25 July 2022


Publication date: 25/07/2022

Date of decision: 25/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 02/08/2022

Accompanying Documents: