Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
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.
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.
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.
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.
* This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member
or Strategic Director
* This decision was published on Tuesday 13 September 2022
* This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 21 August
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