Agenda and decisions

Venue: Salford Suite, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton

Contact: Liz Wright, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 9th May 2023.


Items for decision - Part 1 (Open to the Public)

The following items are for the primary purpose of providing members

of the public with all relevant information on the respective matters,

other than those elements, which in accordance with the relevant

sections of the Local Government Act 1972, remain confidential and

require that any arising decision is taken in Part 2 of the agenda.


Strategic Regeneration Partnership pdf icon PDF 737 KB

1.    Report of the Executive Director for Place (Part 1 Report)

2.    Public Interest Checklist


Additional documents:


Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby:


1.    Approve the approach and methodology to pursue regeneration opportunities where identified by Salford City Council. 


2.    Authorise the Executive Director for Place and City Solicitor to finalise and enter into legal arrangements with the identified Strategic Regeneration Partners and the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Homes England and GMCA (Greater Manchester Combined Authority) in consultation with the City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration


3.    Authorise the setting up of the Forum, Executive Groups and other groupings that allow governance and oversight to begin. 


The Reasons are:

The city benefits from a healthy development/regeneration programme and strategic partners who have a long commitment to development across the city.

By accelerating the programme Salford can realise the social and environmental aims of the Salford Way and the Great Eight across the whole city, continuing development in the regional core but also accelerating growth across the townships.


The Forum, established through a series of relationships through a Top Co with Homes England and GMCA, alongside a series of Strategic Regeneration Partners (SRPs) provides a new structure to supercharge growth and delivery within Salford.  It will go on to shape a Business Plan, harnessing the opportunities in the Forum with the intention of progressing initial opportunities such as the respective town centres of Swinton and Eccles. 


The Forum is one of the Place vehicles making use of powers devolved to GMCA through the Devolution Trailblazer Deal; which will enhance the levers and functions of the combined authority to support growth zones and inclusion.  It is also responsive to Homes England’s strategic plan 2023 to 2028 to drive high-quality regeneration and thriving places, which will see Homes England join locally led strategic partnerships, such as the Forum, nationwide.  


The Forum, is positioned to harness and embrace the most relevant and up to date adopted policies, both locally and regionally, throughout its lifetime. Through the business plan model it is able to keep anticipating future change and update its output; allowing Salford to lead the way in terms of growth, inclusivity, affordability and Carbon Neutrality. In this way, Salford is able to respond immediately to it’s share of the Greater Manchester call to deliver 50,000 affordable homes and 30,000 Social rented homes by 2037 in line with the GM Strategic Housing Strategy as well as the aspiration since Declaring a Climate Emergency and established in the new Local Plan to build Zero Carbon by 2028 to achieve Carbon Neutrality for Salford by 2038. 


Options considered and rejected were:

A variety of options were considered ranging from procurement of service contracts for individual opportunity sites to Mayoral Development Zones.  The other options were ruled out because they couldn’t deliver the breadth of opportunities spread throughout the city in a timeframe that would respond to need.  They would also risk introducing cost inefficiencies that would reduce  ...  view the full decision text for item 4a


Exclusion of the Public


Items for Decision Part 2 (Closed to the Public)


Strategic Regeneration Partnership


Any other urgent business