{meta} Decision - Moving Traffic Offences - Part 6 Enforcement Powers

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

1. Approve Salford City Council seeking Part 6 Enforcement Powers for Moving Traffic Offences from The Department for Transport.

 

2. Approve the criterion for identifying future potential sites for enforcement.

 

3. Approve the initial tranche of sites.

 

4.  Give approval to a six-week consultation period being undertaken.

 

The Reasons are:  Powers to enforce Moving Traffic Offences currently rest with Greater Manchester Police.  Last year the Government consulted on de-criminalising these powers and passing them to Local Authorities to enforce, similar to the situation with parking offences 20 years ago.

 

Local authorities across England are being ‘invited’ to apply for the Moving Traffic Offence powers, with opportunities to apply in June 2022 and December 2022, with further opportunities in 2023.

 

The above approvals allow Salford City Council to take the necessary actions undertake these enforcement powers to address sites where poor compliance results in safety, congestion, or community concern issues.

 

Options considered and rejected:             n/a

 

Assessment of Risk: There is a risk that the City Council will apply and take on these powers, GMP will remove themselves from enforcing these restrictions and there is an increased demand on the City Councils resources to deal with these new powers effectively. Notwithstanding, there is the view that GMP currently do little in the way of enforcing traffic restrictions as it is given such a low priority so by taking on these powers it will at least provide a consistent level of enforcement across the authority in line with our Network Management priorities.

 

Source of funding:  An allocation of £50k has been earmarked from approved

Highways Capital Maintenance Grant (DfT), for the purchase of the cameras, carrying out the investigations into the sites and improvements/renewals of signing and lining that may be required to carry out effective enforcement.

Legal Advice obtained:  Azra Fuhreen - Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained: Alison Woods - Senior Accountant, (Planning & Transport)

 

Procurement Advice obtained:Heather Stanton, Category Manager

HR Advice: n/a

 

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

Report to Property/Regen Briefing on 12 September 2022, including, list of Traffic Sign Subject to Moving Traffic Offences Under Schedule 7 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.



Contact Officer:        Robert Owen                        Tel No 0161 779 4848

 

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

           or Strategic Director

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

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly

Deputy City Mayor

Dated:  12 September 2022   

                                                 

 

*           This decision was published on Tuesday 13 September 2022

 

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 21 August

2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making

Process Rules.

 

 

Publication date: 13/09/2022

Date of decision: 12/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/09/2022 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 22/09/2022

Accompanying Documents: