{meta} Decision - 10.40: Salford's Housing Strategy

Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision (CABINET)


I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

  1. Approve Salford’s Housing Strategy Our Home Our City 2020 - 2025


The Reasons are:


Salford’s most recent housing strategy ‘Shaping Housing in Salford 2020’ was developed in 2016 and a decision was made in January 2019 to update it in light of changes within housing and the wider cross cutting sectors.


A collaborative approach has been applied to the production of the revised housing strategy and delivery plan, including consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to inform the development of key objectives and priorities, along with activities identified to achieve those priorities.


The key findings identified following the analysis of the strategic/policy drivers and local data/trends was used to inform the draft priorities and objectives.


Further public consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders has assisted in finalising the delivery plan and strategy document.


Options considered and rejected were:

Do nothing – This is not considered an option due to:

  • Changes in the housing sector including: strategic and policy steer (at all levels), the local challenges facing housing need and specifically the need, demand and provision of housing locally



Assessment of Risk: Medium

The strategy identifies a number of key priorities and objectives with key delivery outcomes which will be monitored through the action plan. Risks in terms of the delivery of the priorities and objectives will be reviewed annually. It is recognised that there are a number of outcomes which if not delivered carry risks. Mitigating these risks will be a key part of the action plan monitoring.


The source of funding is within available budgets or work to be undertaken to identify additional funding as appropriate.

Legal Advice obtained yes

Financial Advice obtained yes

Procurement Advice obtained N/A


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

·      Public consultation and wider consultation with key stakeholders

·      A range of national, local and regional strategies and policies detailed in the strategy


Contact Officer:  Julie Craik                                   Tel No 793 2143


*           This document records a key decision, but the matter was not             included in the Council's Forward Plan and it has been dealt with             under the emergency procedure.

*           This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with     the Decision Making Procedure Rules

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



Signed: Paul Dennett         Dated: 3 February 2020                                                    

City Mayor




*           This decision was published on 3 February 2020                                              .

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 10 February 2020                                        unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rul

Publication date: 03/02/2020

Date of decision: 28/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Accompanying Documents: