{meta} Agenda for Property / Regeneration Briefing on Monday, 25 October 2021, 3.00 pm

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

Contact: Mike Relph, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 

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

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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.



One Heritage Tower, Blackfriars and Trinity - Lease of Land pdf icon PDF 272 KB

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


One Heritage Tower, Blackfriars and Trinity - Lease of Land pdf icon PDF 197 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


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


  1. Approve the grant of a long leasehold interest in land adjacent to the proposed One Heritage Tower development, off New Bridge Street, Salford on the terms provisionally agreed.


  1. Authorise the Shared Legal Service to negotiate, agree and complete the necessary documentation and the taking of all steps which are expedient to give effect to the above recommendation.


The Reasons are Salford City Council has a freehold title of a strip of land fronting the River Irwell off New Bridge Street, acquired in 1991 for provision of a section of riverside walkway.


The development plot adjacent to the riverside walkway has been the subject of a planning application in 2019 for a residential development, with public realm improvements that included the existing riverside walkway. A proportion of the river-facing elevation of the proposed residential tower over-sailed the Council’s ownership along the river frontage and proposed amendments to the basement level would also extend into the Council’s ownership. The developer has now sought to regularise this proposed occupation by way of negotiation of lease terms.


The proposed amended scheme would see the delivery of significant improvements to the riverside walkway, by way of planning condition. To facilitate the delivery of the public realm improvements, including a dedicated permitted route for public access along the river frontage, and transfer future maintenance liability for the walkway to the developer, terms has been agreed for an Agreement for Lease, followed by the grant of a long-leasehold interest in the walkway land to the developer, One Heritage Tower Limited (OHT) and for which the above approvals are sought.



Assessment of Risk: Low



Source of funding:  n/a


Legal Advice Obtained: Michelle Brice, Shared Legal Service


Procurement Advice Obtained: Deborah Derbyshire,

                                                  Category Manager Level 2


Financial Advice obtained:  Alex Archer, Finance Manager


HR Advice obtained: Yes n/a


Climate Change Advice obtained: Mike Hemingway,

                                                       Principal Officer Climate Change


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


  • Public briefing report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 25 October 2021


Contact Officer:  John Nugent,

Asst Principal Development Officer          Tel No 0161 779 6072


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: Paul Dennett

City Mayor

Date: 25 October 2021.     



This decision was published on Monday 25 October 2021.

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 1 November 2021 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.



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