{meta} Agenda for Property / Regeneration Briefing on Monday, 22 February 2021, 11.00 am

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Microsoft Teams Meeting. View directions

Contact: Mike Relph, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

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

3a

Greater Manchester Mayor's Walking and Cycling Challenge Fund - City Centre Salford Projects Section 106 Match Funding pdf icon PDF 587 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

1.    The proposed expenditure of £1,991,550.34 of Section 106 contributions received towards the MCF funded ‘Active Centres, Corridors & Neighbourhoods Project’ in City Centre Salford.; and

 

2.    The intention to allocate future specific Section 106 contributions not yet received totalling £2,146,154.90 (index linked) as Council match funding towards the MCF funded ‘Active Centres, Corridors & Neighbourhoods Project’ in City Centre Salford.

 

The Reasons are:

 

  1. Business cases are currently being developed for submission to TfGM.

 

  1. A successful business case is fundamental to securing project delivery funding for the MCF ‘Active Centres, Corridors & Neighbourhoods Projects’ in City Centre Salford.

 

  1. The Council needs to be clear on its ability to provide match funding as part of this business case process. 

 

  1. S106 contributions make up a significant proportion of this match funding.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

 

  1. Meet the match funding obligation from elsewhere in Council resources.  However, this would place additional pressure on the Capital Programme.

 

  1. Do not deliver the programme of proposed walking and cycling schemes in City Centre Salford.

 

Assessment of Risk: Medium

 

1.    Subject to the submission/approval of business cases, City Centre Salford MCF scheme delivery funding will be awarded on the basis that the Council is able to make a match funding contribution of £5,555,668.  A significant proportion of this, £4,118,342.30 has been identified to come from appropriate S106 contributions.  Should this contribution from S106 allocations not be agreed within the Council, this would leave a shortfall which would need to be met from elsewhere in Council budgets.  The other alternative for the Council would be to not proceed with delivering the City Centre Salford MCF schemes.

 

2.    A proportion of S106 contributions (£2,146,154.90) is still to be paid by developers in accordance with the timescales established in the specific agreements.  Timing of these payments should align with programming of MCF scheme delivery. Delays in the programmed delivery of developments could potentially lead to delays in receipt of S106 payments.  In turn, this could leave a shortfall in the Council’s match funding resource, which would need to be met from elsewhere in Council resources until the S106 payments are received.  As mentioned in this report, a low risk strategy to match funding was adopted at the time of submitting the MCF funding bids.

 

3.    Since submission of the MCF funding bids, one development is currently on hold at Outwood Wharf Phase 2.  Lengthy delays in this development progressing could lead to a potential shortfall in match funding of £288,000, which would need to be met from elsewhere in Council resources.

 

The source of funding is:

 

Section 106 Contributions received to be allocated from the development(s) at:

 

§  £492,878.92 from Wilburn Street Basin (Section 106 Ref: 293 - 14/64851/FUL)

§  £498,000.00 from Dandara Chapel Street (Section 106 Ref: 312 - 14/65224/FUL)

§  £274,421.81 from Trinity Riverside (Section 106 Ref: 323 -  ...  view the full decision text for item 3a

3b

Greater Manchester Mayor's Walking and Cycling Challenge Fund - Chapel Street East Scheme Phase 1 pdf icon PDF 622 KB

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Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

1.    Proposals for the Chapel Street East Phase 1 Mayor’s Challenge Fund scheme;

 

2.    The proposed allocation of Section 106 contributions totalling £305,720 and local third-party contributions totalling £190,000 as Council match funding towards the Chapel Street East Phase 1 scheme;

 

3.    That the scheme should be procured in accordance with the Council’s Contractual Standing Orders through an existing Framework using the proposed procurement route set out in this report;

 

4.    The delegation of authority to the Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the S151 officer, to submit the Full Business Case (FBC) to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for review; and

 

5.    The delegation of authority to the Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the S151 officer, to draft and approve the Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) between Salford City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the GMCA.

 

 

The Reasons are:

 

  1. A business case for the scheme is currently being developed for submission to Transport for Greater Manchester.

 

  1. A successful business case is fundamental to securing project delivery funding for the scheme.

 

  1. The scheme is proposed to commence with the procurement of a preferred supplier in April 2021.

 

  1. The Council needs to be clear on its ability to provide match funding as part of this business case process. 

 

  1. S106 contributions and a local contribution make up a significant proportion of this match funding.

 


Options considered and rejected were:

 

  1. Procurement via the Manchester City Council Highways and Infrastructure Construction Works Framework (MCC HICWF Framework).

 

  1. Meet the match funding obligation from elsewhere in Council resources.  However, this would place additional pressure on the Capital Programme.

 

  1. Do not deliver the Chapel Street East Phase 1 scheme.

 

Assessment of Risk: Medium

 

The following key project risks have been identified: -

 

 

1.    A tendered cost for the scheme is required when submitting a Full Business Case (FBC). Without an FBC approval grant funding will not be approved for construction of the scheme.

 

2.    Subject to the submission/approval of business cases, scheme delivery funding will be awarded on the basis that the Council is able to make a match funding contribution of £495,720.  A significant proportion of this (£305,720) has been identified to come from already received S106 contributions with a further £190,000 expected to come from local third-party match funding.  Should the contribution from S106 allocations and local match not be agreed within the Council, this would leave a shortfall which would need to be met from elsewhere in Council budgets.  The other alternatives for the council would be to not proceed with delivering the scheme.

 

3.    The local match funding of £190,000 has been agreed in principle with English Cities Fund with discussions underway to secure this funding. If the match funding is not agreed or reduces this could leave a shortfall in the Councils match funding resource, which would need  ...  view the full decision text for item 3b

4.

Public Briefing Items

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.

4a

City of Salford Stadium - Land Disposals (see item 6(a)) pdf icon PDF 299 KB

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5.

Exclusion of the Public

6.

Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the Public)

6a

City of Salford Community Stadium - Land Disposals pdf icon PDF 197 KB

7.

Any other business