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Declarations of interest
Minutes of the meeting held on 21.09.23.
Report of the Executive Director – Place.
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
A new Consultation Draft Regeneration Framework for MediaCity and Quayside has been prepared for the area. The framework suggests enhancements, linking existing developments and significant public realm to new opportunities designed to further animate and activate the remaining development plots.
Making use of the new Salford Quays Vision and continuing on from the highly successful early phases of MediaCity, the new masterplan offers up the opportunity to provide clarity on the approach to the primary area in the new town centre designation in the Local Plan. The framework approach has allowed the masterplan designers to look beyond the immediate development plots and show how other opportunities can integrate to create a more coherent high quality environment.
A number of options were considered throughout the masterplan development with the reasoning behind the preferred option explained in the draft document. As well as enhancements to the public realm and connections there is the opportunity to provide additional homes, office floorspace, hotel and retail and leisure floorspace, over and above those already approved through existing applications.
Consistent with other Regeneration Framework consultation, the draft document will be open for comment online, with a permanent exhibition in person for at least a 6 week period.
Overall, the Consultation Draft Development Framework incorporates all of the lessons learned throughout the past ten years, meets the economic challenges post-pandemic and seeks to create a critical mass of people who live, visit and work in the area, that will not just provide more Salford opportunities, but also meet the challenges of creating a green, healthy, vibrant and sustainable town centre.
Once the consultation is concluded, there will be a period of review before the revised final document is reported back to Cabinet for Approval.
Funding for the consultation is provided by Peel L&P/Peel Media.
All processes will align with the legal requirements of a framework document with legal comments sought for the full draft. Whilst the document will not ... view the full decision text for item 4.
Introduction of an additional Article 4 Direction relating to "small" Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to supplement the existing Article 4 Direction that came into force on 25 November 2018 PDF 2 MB
Report of the Lead Member for Planning, Transport and Sustainable Development.
Salford City Council - Record of Decision (CABINET)
i. Note that the reasons for the 2018 Article 4 Direction that removed permitted development rights for the change of use from Use Class C3 dwellinghouses to Use Class C4 Houses in Multiple Occupation from 25 November 2018 in parts of Salford remain valid
ii. Note the document “Small Houses in Multiple Occupation: Evidence to justify an additional Article 4 Direction”
iii. Approve the making of an additional Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights for the change of use from Use Class C3 dwellinghouses to Use Class C4 Houses in Multiple Occupation in:
· The whole extent of the Wards of Little Hulton, Swinton and Wardley, Walkden North, Walkden South, Worsley and Westwood Park; and
· The extent of the Wards of Barton and Winton, Pendlebury and Clifton, and Swinton Park that are not within the boundary of the small HMO Article 4 Direction that came into force on 25 November 2018.
The Reasons arethat on balance the introduction of an additional Article 4 Direction would be beneficial to communities in Salford; it would not result in a blanket ban on the change of use of Use Class C3 dwellinghouses to Use Class C4 HMOs. Rather it would allow the city council to take into account issues such as the amenity of existing residents and the well-being of areas by requiring planning applications to be submitted for such changes of use. The additional Direction is not seeking to limit the total number of HMOs, rather it is seeking to ensure that there is not an over concentration of such uses in particular areas.
An option considered and rejected for the reasons set out above was to not introduce an additional Article 4 Direction. Another option was to introduce the Direction to come into force immediately; this was rejected as doing so would expose the city council to compensation liability. Lastly there is insufficient justification to apply the Direction to all those areas outside the extent of the Article 4 Direction that came into force in November 2018.
The level of risk is considered to be low. There is a risk that local communities will expect all small HMO planning applications to be refused in those locations within the Article 4 Direction area, whilst issues around HMOs could dispersed to other parts of the city where the Article 4 Direction does not apply. However, the city council will carefully monitor the impact of the introduction of the additional Article 4 Direction.
Procurement Advice obtained: Not applicable
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
· Small houses in multiple ... view the full decision text for item 5.
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