{meta} Agenda for Property / Regeneration Briefing on Monday, 28 March 2022, 3.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

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

S106 Contribution Education Spending 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve:

 

1.    The expenditure of £677,319.52 of Section 106 contributions towards the Deans Primary School, Swinton; and

 

2.    The expenditure of £635,450.96 of Section 106 contributions towards Wharton Primary School, Little Hulton

 

The Reasons are Section 106 contributions had been secured to assist in the funding of primary school provision in those pupil planning areas.

Options considered and rejected:             n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Juliet Mbram - Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Alex Archer - Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  Not applicable

 

Climate Change Implications obtained:   Mike Hemingway

 

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

Report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 14 March 2022

Contact Officer:        Fiona Fryer                Tel No 0161 793 3659

                                    Planning Officer

                                    Mike Goddard           Tel No 0161 778 0450

                                    Asset & School Organisation Officer

 

 

 

*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

           /Strategic Director

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

 

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly     

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 28 March 2022

 

 

*           This decision was published on Monday 28 March 2022                                              

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 4 April 2022                                     unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-making Process Rules.

 

3b

Salford Street Naming and Numbering Policy pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve adopt the Salford City Council Street Naming and Numbering Policy (SNN)

 

The Reasons are Salford City Council has the legal responsibility to ensure that streets are named and properties are numbered. The authority has the power to approve or reject property addresses submitted by developers or the general public, or to prescribe its own addressing schemes. This power extends to commercial property as well as to domestic addresses

 

A single harmonised policy would reduce the risk of legal challenge and provide the framework for Salford City Council to operate its function of street (re)naming and numbering effectively and efficiently for the benefits of its residents and visitors

 

In line with other authorities and as recommended by GeoPlace, a policy is required for the creation of logical and consistent addressing to ensure that properties can be located quickly in all situations.

 

Options considered and rejected:            n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Medium

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Yes

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Yes

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  n/a

 

Climate Change Implications obtained:   n/a

 

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

Report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 14 March 2022 including draft Salford City Council Street Naming and Numbering Policy (SNN) Policy.

 

Contact Officer:        Lesley Bates                         Tel No 0161 779 6032

                                Highways Infrastructure Support Officer

                                   

                                   

 

*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

           /Strategic Director

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

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly     

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 28 March 2022

 

 

*           This decision was published on Monday 28 March 2022                                              

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 4 April 2022                                     unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-making Process Rules.

 

3c

E-scooter Trial Extension pdf icon PDF 405 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve the e-scooter trial that is scheduled to end on 31st March 2022 be extended until 30 November 2022, to match the Department of Transport’s (DfT) extended E-Scooter trial period, together with any further extensions to the trial period the DfT may subsequently propose.

 

The Reasons are Trial zones for rental e-scooters were brought forward by the Department of Transport (DfT) in 2020 to test the concept. Salford City Council has been facilitating a pilot since October 2020, through the operator Lime Scooters.

 

The DfT have recently announced that councils that are currently operating authorised e-scooter trials can apply for an extension to 30 November 2022. This decision allows an extension to that later date.

 

 

Options considered and rejected:            n/a

 

Assessment of Risk: Low - as this is an extension of the trial the risk has been previously assessed and has not had any negative implications for SCC in the first year of operation.

 

The source of funding is: n/a - trial costs and any costs incurred by SCC are covered by the operator (Lime).

 

Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton and Richard Purcell, Principal Solicitors

 

Financial Advice obtained: Natalie Birchall, Senior Accountant

 

Procurement Advice obtained: Anthony Hilton, Strategic Head of Procurement

 

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/Regeneration Briefing on 28 March.

 

Contact Officer:        Andrew Fisher                      Tel No 0161 779 6103

Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator

                               

                                   

 

*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

           /Strategic Director

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

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly     

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 28 March 2022

 

 

*           This decision was published on Monday 28 March 2022                                              

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 4 April 2022                                     unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-making Process Rules.

 

 

 

3d

Salford Rise - ECF Grant Funding pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

 

1.    Note the allocation of £13,170,933 funding from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund for the delivery of Salford Rise.

2.    Note that a Memorandum of Understanding between the City Council and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is in place.

3.    Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Place, City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to negotiate and finalise all future financial, commercial and contractual arrangements in respect of the Levelling Up Funding provided to the Council.

4.    Approve Salford City Council entering into a grant funding agreement with English Cities Fund (ECF) for the provision of onward funding of the maximum sum of £13,170,933 in relation to the above funding.

5.    Authorise the City Solicitor to enter into and complete all necessary agreements or documents to give effect to the above recommendations.

 

The Reasons are Salford City Council have secured £13.17m of funding from the Governments Levelling up Fund for delivery of Salford Rise - a catalyst project for the Crescent Innovation Zone focused on removing barriers between the Innovation Zone and local communities, improving connectivity across the Innovation Zone and changing perception of place.

 

The Levelling Up Fund is being administered by Government via Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Local Authorities and the MOU for Salford Rise has now been signed by the Councils S151 officer. As appointed development partner for the Crescent, the English Cities Fund (ECF) have designed and will deliver Salford Rise.

 

In order to transfer the funds to ECF, a grant funding agreement is now required between the Council and ECF who will manage and deliver the project.

 

 

Options considered and rejected:            n/a

 

Assessment of Risk: medium

 

The source of funding: Salford City Council have successfully secured a levelling up grant £13.170m, which must be spent by March 2025.

The fund is being administered via a Memorandum and Understanding (MOU) which was signed on 8 February, and sets out the following grant payment terms: 

·         2021-22 £176,174

·         2022-23 £6,356,343

·         2023-24 £6,638,416

Legal Advice obtained: Lauren Armstrong, Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained: Natalie Birchall, Senior Accountant

 

Procurement Advice obtained: Deborah Derbyshire, Category Manager, Level 2

 

Climate Change Implications obtained: Dan Welsh, Principal Programme Manager

 

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

  • Report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 28 March.

·         Report of Strategic Director for Place to The City Mayor’s Property and Regeneration Briefing on 25 January 2021 - Approval of the Crescent Development Framework 2021.

·         Report of Strategic Director for Place to The City Mayor’s Property and Regeneration Briefing on 26 April 2021 - Approval of the Crescent Strategic Master Programme and Delivery Plan.

Contact Officer:       

Dan Welsh - Principal Programme Manager                  Tel No:  0161 793 2360

Kurt Partington - Head of Development                           Tel No:  0161 779 4913

                              

*           This decision is not subject to consideration  ...  view the full decision text for item 3d

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

Land at Edison Road, Barton and Winton pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Additional documents:

4b

Holcombe CPO pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Additional documents:

4c

Pendleton Affordable Housing pdf icon PDF 252 KB

Additional documents:

4d

100 Embankment - Flexible Office Space Lease pdf icon PDF 395 KB

5.

Exclusion of the Public

6.

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

6a

100 Embankment - Flexible Office Space Lease

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

1     Approve the granting of a management agreement  of 28,622 sq/ft of space at 100 Embankment to X and Why on the terms as detailed within the report.

 

2     Note and approve that the terms provide for a capital payment in excess of £3Million, but not exceeding £3.5Milion, by the City Council to facilitate the new arrangements.

 

3     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Place in conjunction with the section 151 officer to negotiate, agree and finalise the detailed terms of the transaction including the Capital fit out costs which due to current market volatility could rise to up to Circa £3.5Million.

 

4     Authorise the Shared Legal Service to prepare all necessary documentation and to take all steps which are required to give effect to the above recommendations.

 


 

The Reason is that the proposals will support the efforts to secure occupiers and tenants in 100 Embankment. This will support the Council initial decision and investment to acquire the building in order to deliver direct and wider regeneration benefits to both the local area and the City generally.

 

Options considered and rejected were not to progress the proposal

 

Assessment of Risk: Low - while the proposal will require an initial capital investment from the City Council it is estimated that this will be recovered through both the operation of the arrangement and the additional lettings that the flexible workspace offer will secure

 

Source of funding:  A range of options to fund the Capital element of the proposals are available to the Council

 

Legal Advice:

Rebecca Maddison, Head of Commercial and Strategic Development (Legal)

The Deputy City Mayor had regard to the legal advice contained in the report.                                                  

 

Financial Advice:  Chris Mee, Strategic Finance Manager

The Deputy City Mayor had regard to the financial advice contained in the report.                                                  

 

Procurement advice:

Anthony Hilton, Strategic Head of Procurement

 

HR advice obtained: n/a

 

Climate Change Implications - as a CAT A office building, 100 Embankment is fully compliant with building equality standards.

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: -

 

·         Public briefing report to Property/Regen Briefing on 28 March 2022

 

 

Contact Officer: 

Peter Openshaw, Asst Director, Environment and Community Safety

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another lead member /strategic director.

 

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the

Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 29 March 2022          

 

 

This decision was published on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

6b

Land at Edison Road, Barton and Winton

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy  City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve:

 

1.    The revised offer associated with the disposal of land at Edison  Road, Eccles

 

2.    Authorise that the Shared Legal Service negotiate, agree and complete all necessary documentation and the taking of all steps required to effect the disposal on the terms agreed (as varied by the revised offer).

 

 

The Reasons are to facilitate the future development of the site

 

Options considered and rejected:             n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Michelle Brice- Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Natalie Birchall – Salford Finance

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  Not applicable

 

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

n/a

Contact Officer:        Angela Martens                    Tel No 0161 779 6077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

           /Strategic Director.

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

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly     

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 28 March 2022

 

 

*           This decision was published on Monday 28 March 2022                                              

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 4 April 2022                                     unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-making Process Rules.

 

 

6c

Holcombe CPO

6d

Pendleton Affordable Housing

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor for Property in exercise of the powers contained within the Salford City Council constitution do hereby approve the recommendation of the Pendleton Development Board that the next phase of development identified in the Initial Development Appraisal in the report is brought forward for affordable housing development.

 

The Reasons are that approval of the Initial Development Appraisal will enable the council’s developer partner to carry out detailed design and site analysis, gain planning approval to confirm costs and sales values to enable the development of 68 affordable homes. 

 

Assessment of Risk - Medium

The decision recommends the partnership develop the affordable housing scheme further providing more certainty on cost, obtain planning approval, etc.  The draw- down of the council land will be subject to a separate decision based on a completion of a detailed Final Development Appraisal.

 

The source of funding is:  No Council contribution is anticipated to the Development Agreement other than the transfer of land which will be subject to a further decision.

 

Legal Advice: Michelle Brice, Principal Solicitor, Property Section

 

Financial Advice:  Chris Mee, Group Accountant (Capital/PFI)

 

Procurement advice: n/a

 

HR advice obtained: n/a

 

Climate Change advice: Mike Hemingway, principal Officer, Climate Change

 

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

 

Public briefing report to Property/Regeneration Briefing 28 March 2022.

 

Contact Officer: 

Dylan Vince - Service Manager, Assets and Development

Tel No: 793 2476

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another lead member /strategic director.

 

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the

Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

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Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 28 March 2022          

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 28 March 2022.

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 4 April 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.