{meta} Decision - City of Salford (Rooke Street, Thorp Street, Lansdale Street & Gilbert Street) (One way traffic and one way traffic except cycles) Order 2018-19.

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order to introduce ‘City of Salford (Rooke Street, Thorp Street, Lansdale Street And Gilbert Street) (One Way Traffic and One Way Traffic Except Cycles) (Traffic Regulation Order 2018-19)


The Reasons are:

A request has been made by United Utilities to introduce a permanent TRO which reflects the temporary arrangements and is in line with the agreement of the majority of residents who responded to the consultation.

The current proposal amends the existing temporary arrangement with the introduction of contraflow cycle operation on Rooke Street and Thorp Street, to enable safer and more direct cycle connections through the residential area and to neighbouring areas. These changes have been requested for consideration by the Council’s Infrastructure Team.

It is proposed to make the existing temporary arrangement of ‘One-Way’ on Rooke Street, Lansdale Street, Gilbert Street and Thorp Street, Barton permanent as below:

 ‘One-way’ on

Lansdale Street from its junction with Liverpool Road to its junction with Reginald Road;

Gilbert Street from its junction with Liverpool Road to its junction with Reginald Road;

‘One-Way except cycles’ on

Rooke Street from its junctions with Liverpool Road to its junction with Reginald Street;

Thorp Street from its junctions with Liverpool Road to its junction with Harrison Street.

Assessment of Risk:


These one-way streets need to be regulated to ensure safe manoeuvres can take place at all times and access is maintained for any vehicle including emergency vehicles. 


An exemption for cyclists is included to promote cycle movements and to avoid severing the cycling link.  Given that this would mean cyclists would be travelling in a contra-flow to general traffic and it is intended to introduce it without cycle lane road markings. The arrangements will be advised by traffic signs and limited cycle lane markings


The One-Way and contraflow cycle facility will be marked out in accordance with the Traffic Signs manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions.


The implementation of the restrictions will continue the reduced levels of rat running traffic in this residential area, contributing to a quieter and safer residential environment.


Legal Advice obtained: 

Contact Officer: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, Tel. No: 219 6323  Date provided: 21.12.18


When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the requirements of public procurement regulations and its Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s) failing which the decision may be subject to legal challenge.


The report seeks approval for the instruction of Urban Vision Partnership Limited to introduce a traffic regulation order at Rooke Street and neighbouring streets as detailed in the report. In that regard, the Council will effectively appoint Urban Vision under the terms of the exclusivity arrangement with them contained in the Development Services Partnership Agreement. In any event, the value of the work does not exceed £10,000, for which CSO’s provide that an informal written quotation from 1 (or more) suitable person(s) or firm(s) is compliant.


A Traffic Regulation Order will be required to introduce the one way operation. This should not give rise to any particular legal implications provided the works and procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements, which would include the consideration of any objections to the proposed TRO.


Financial Advice obtained:     

Contact Officer: Alison Woods, Finance Officer, Tel. No: 925 1135, Date provided: 21.12.18


The temporary TRO, introduced in 2014, has been lapsed and the cost of the proposed permanent TRO for the scheme will be met by United Utilities.


The works to amend the scheme to allow contra flow cycling, as detailed within this report, will be funded from the Highways Block 3 Capital allocation for Made to Move Development Schemes, in the  2018/19 financial year.


Procurement Advice obtained:  Not received any comments


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

Proposal plan, Lead Member report, letters of objection

Contact Officer:        Robert Owen                          Tel No. 0161 7794848

Yogeshwari Patel                    Tel No. 0161 779 4857


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

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



Signed:  Councillor Antrobus                                      Dated:  8th January 2019

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development




This decision was published on 8th January 2019.


This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 15th January 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 08/01/2019

Date of decision: 08/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Joint Lead Member Briefing Planning & Sustainable Development and Housing & Neighbourhoods

Effective from: 16/01/2019

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