Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
PLAY STREET POLICY AND GUIDANCE
(1) Note and approve the content of the report.
(2) Authorise the use of Section 16A of the of the Road Traffic Regulation Act to enable the making of special event temporary traffic regulation orders for the purpose of facilitating Play Streets and delegates this to the Strategic Director Place.
The Reasons: Salford Ward Councillors have requested consideration of the introduction of Play Streets across the City to offer children a safe place to play near their home which will in turn increase physical activity for children. It can also build stronger neighbourhoods by increasing friendships and socialising for both adults and children.
This guidance offers a way forward that supports the provision of Play Streets on quiet, primarily residential streets across the City. The intention is that Play Streets will be supported by the Community Committee and will be funded from the Community Committee Highways Devolved Budget.
The source of funding: There is sufficient funding within the Highways Devolved Revenue budgets, which can be made available to each neighbourhood, to support future costs associated with the events orders and making the Play Streets schemes more accessible to all residents.
Future proposals will be reviewed on a scheme-by-scheme basis and will be subject to the approval of the relevant Highways Task Group.
HR Advice obtained: n/a
Procurement Advice obtained: n/a
Climate Change Implications obtained: Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
· report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 12 October 2020
This decision is not subject to consideration by another lead member/
The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.
Publication date: 12/10/2020
Date of decision: 12/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Property / Regeneration Briefing
Effective from: 20/10/2020