{meta} Decision - Consideration of the potential addition of Cleveland House, 224 Eccles Old Road, to the Local List of Heritage Assets.

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Mike McCusker, Lead Member for Planning, Transport & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve:


The addition of the property Cleveland House, 224 Eccles Old Road to the local list of heritage assets.


The Reasons are:

The property is considered to be a good example of a Victorian villa built for the wealthy merchants of the city and also has an unusual tower/turret feature to the rear.  Former residents William Hinmers and James Higson were both Justices of the Peace with James Higson also being a Salford Councillor.  When its use as a residential dwelling ceased Cleveland House became a nursing home for the residents of the city.  The property is therefore considered to have good architectural value and strong historical associations to the city and as such is worthy of inclusion on the local list of heritage assets.     


Options considered and rejected were:

That the property was not added to the local list of heritage assets. This was rejected as the property was considered to have both architectural and historic local value. 


Assessment of Risk:

Low – inclusion on the local list does not affect the requirement for planning permission but rather becomes a material consideration for any proposal requiring planning permission.  This does not necessarily mean that planning permission will be refused; it may simply require additional consideration of the design of the proposal.


The source of funding is: n/a


Legal Advice obtained:  Comments from Justin Hobson.

Legal issues have been considered within the body of the report.  A local list is a non-statutory discretionary function of the Council.  Any decision to add/remove a heritage asset to/from the local list would have the potential to be subject to judicial review on the normal grounds.


Financial Advice obtained: Martin Anglesey, Finance Officer, 2 December 2022

There are no implications to existing budgets regarding this proposal.


Procurement Advice obtained: n/a


HR Advice obtained: n/a


Climate Change Advice: obtained: n/a


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

Lead Member Report


Contact Officer: Amelia Lucas        Tel: 0161 793 3287   



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


The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.





Signed: Councillor Mike McCusker                                        Dated: 17th January 2023

Lead Member for Planning, Transport & Sustainable Development




For Democratic Services use only


This decision was published on 19th January 2023.


This decision will come into force at 4.00 p.m. on 26th January 2023, unless it is called-in, in accordance with the decision-making process rules.



Publication date: 19/01/2023

Date of decision: 17/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Accompanying Documents: