{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development on Friday, 18 March 2022, 1.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Microsoft Teams Meeting. View directions

Contact: Claire Edwards 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest.

3.

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

3a

City of Salford (Lansdowne Road, Foundry Close and Carlton Street, Eccles) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2022. pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

Approve the modifications to the Traffic Regulation Order - City of Salford (Lansdowne Road, Foundry Close and Carlton Street, Eccles) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2022 – as set out in the report and authorise the making of the order in the modified form.

 

The Reasons are: That the necessary action be taken under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to advertise the intention to make the Traffic Order to introduce the above-mentioned scheme.

 

Assessment of Risk: Implementation of the restrictions would ensure safe access to the new development therefore maintaining highway safety,

·         By preventing vehicles parking to close to the junction and opposite, which would severely impact access for larger vehicles, and visibility sightlines.

·         The proposals will also remove dangerous parking from the bend just to the south of Foundry Close, again ensuring safe access and visibility.

·         The proposals will also provide minimum sightlines at the junction with Carlton St and protect the pedestrian crossing point.

 

The source of funding: The scheme is being funded by the developer.

 

Legal Advice obtained: The Council, by virtue of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, can introduce orders to manage traffic. Where Traffic Regulation Orders are required, they should not give rise to any particular legal implications, provided the works and procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements, which would include the consideration of any objections to a proposed order.

 

Financial Advice obtained: N/A

 

Procurement Advice obtained: There are no procurement implications contained within this report.

 

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

Proposal Plans, Lead Member Report.

 

Contact Officer:  Ray Scholes         Tel. 0161 779 4848     Email: raymond.scholes@salford.gov.uk

 

 

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

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor McCusker                                                Dated: 18th March 2022

 

 

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

This decision was published on 22nd March 2022.

 

This decision will come in force at 4:00pm on 29th March 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 

3b

The Highway Drainage Investment Programme (DIP) 2022/23 and the Culvert Investment Programme (CIP) 2022/23. pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Mike McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

Approve the proposed programme of work for the Highway Drainage Investment Programme (DIP) 2022/23 and the Culvert Investment Programme (CIP) for 2022/23, as outlined in the report.

 

The Reasons are:

To facilitate continuous improvement of the highway drainage infrastructure as part of the defined Network Recovery Plan as part of the ongoing rolling programme of drainage repair works.

 

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered for this report.

 

Assessment of Risk:

Medium – It is important that the existing highway drainage and culvert infrastructure improvements continue in order to ensure that surface flooding is minimised and that the capacity of existing systems is maximised, especially in view of the recent weather conditions that have been experienced within the City.

 

The source of funding is: Prudential Code funding (Capital)

 

Legal Advice obtained:

Tony Hemingway Principal Solicitor & Azra Furheen- Solicitor-0161 219 6323

 

Financial Advice obtained:

Alison Woods, Senior Accountant, Tel. 925 1135

 

Procurement Advice obtained:

Heather Stanton, Category Manager 686 6296

 

 

Contact Officer:        Steve Mangan            Tel No 0161 603 4034

 

 

This matter is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor McCusker                                    Dated: 18th March 2022

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

This decision was published on 22nd March 2022.                                             

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 29th March 2022, unless it is called-in, in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 

3c

Buile Hill Mansion - Section 106 Contribution Investment. pdf icon PDF 520 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

Approve the expenditure of £271,816.20 of Section 106 contributions towards the Buile Hill Mansion project, Weaste & Seedley.

 

The Reasons are:

Section 106 contributions will be utilised as match funding towards the Buile Hill Mansion project, which will see the restoration and re-opening of the Grade II Listed mansion, which has been closed since 2000. A total of £271,816.20 of Section 106 contributions is available to support the delivery of the project.

 

Options considered and rejected:Not applicable as the Section 106 Agreement detailed within the report requires expenditure on specific individual projects or types of projects.

 

Assessment of Risk:

Low – Developers can seek to legally challenge the city council to claim back Section 106 monies if not used on a scheme that mitigates the impacts of that development and/or spent in line with the requirements of the Section 106 agreement.

 

The source of funding is:

Section 106 Contributions received from the developments at:

§  £219,527.34 from the former Hope High School site (s106 ref: 343 – 16/69279/FUL); and

§  £52,288.86 from land between Willow Road and Whiteside Close (s106 ref: 355 – 16/69146/FUL).

 

Legal Advice obtained: N/A

The Section 106 contributions can only be invested into the mitigation of specific projects in accordance with the respective Section 106 agreements. This project is an appropriate use of funding on the basis that it is to be directed to named projects at Buile Hill Park.

 

Financial Advice obtained: Alex Archer, Finance Manager

The 271,816.20 Section 106 funding as identified in the report has been received and are available to fund the works.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change

Climate change implications are considered through the planning application process, and where relevant appropriate mitigation will be identified through planning conditions and/or planning obligations. The Section 106 contribution(s) can only be used towards specific mitigation in accordance with the respective Section 106 agreement.

 

Contact Officer:        Steve Davey (Section 106)                           Tel: 0161 793 3762   

                                    Paul Gill (Project lead)                                 Tel. 0161 793 2207

 

 

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

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor McCusker                                                Dated: 18th March 2022

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

 

 

 

 

This decision was published on 22nd March 2022.

 

This decision will come into force at 4.00 p.m. on 29th March 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 

3d

Buile Hill Park - Section 106 Contribution Investment. pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

Approve the expenditure of £205,627.41 of Section 106 contributions towards the Buile Hill Park project, Weaste & Seedley.

 

The Reasons are:

Section 106 contributions will be utilised as match funding towards the Buile Hill Park project, which will complement the restoration and re-opening of the Grade II Listed mansion, which has been closed since 2000. A total of £205,627.41 of Section 106 contributions is available to support the delivery of the project.

 

Options considered and rejected:Not applicable as the Section 106 Agreement detailed within the report requires expenditure on specific individual projects or types of projects.

 

Assessment of Risk:

Low – Developers can seek to legally challenge the city council to claim back Section 106 monies if not used on a scheme that mitigates the impacts of that development and/or spent in line with the requirements of the Section 106 agreement.

 

The source of funding is: Section 106 Contributions received from the developments at:

§  £154,635.75 from the former Weaste Quarry site (s106 ref: 182 – planning application 16/69279/FUL); and

§  £50,991.66 from the Weaste Lane site (s106 ref: 270 – planning application 13/63622/FUL).

 

Legal Advice obtained: N/A

The Section 106 contributions can only be invested into the mitigation of specific projects in accordance with the respective Section 106 agreements. This project is an appropriate use of funding on the basis that it is to be directed to named projects at Buile Hill Park.

 

Financial Advice obtained: Alex Archer, Finance Manager

The 205,627.41 Section 106 funding as identified in the report has been received and are available to fund the works.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change

Climate change implications are considered through the planning application process, and where relevant appropriate mitigation will be identified through planning conditions and/or planning obligations. The Section 106 contribution(s) can only be used towards specific mitigation in accordance with the respective Section 106 agreement.

 

Contact Officer:        Steve Davey (Section 106)                           Tel: 0161 793 3762   

                                    Annie Surtees (Project lead)                       Tel. 0161 925 1153

 

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

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor McCusker                                                Dated: 18th March 2022

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

 

This decision was published on 22nd March 2022.

 

This decision will come into force at 4.00 p.m. on 29th March 2002, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

3e

Proposal for Walkden Cycle Hub and Section 106 Contribution Allocation. pdf icon PDF 703 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

Approve the recommendation for option 2: For the construction of a cycle hub to be installed at Walkden Park and Ride development, along with the management of the hub and associated membership scheme, to be managed directly by Salford City Council.

 

The Reasons are:

A cycle hub to be managed directly by Salford City Council represents best value for money over a 20-year lifespan and is within the budget available provided by section 106 contributions and match funding received from TfGM towards the project.

 

Options considered and rejected:Two alternative options have been assessed and rejected:

 

Assessment of Risk:

Low – Funding for the hub has been provided from specific section 106 contributions and match funding from TfGM. The budget has been calculated for the life span of the hub with a future cycle shelter factored into the costs. The costs proposed do not take account of any potential revenue generated by the hub. Developers can seek to legally challenge the city council to claim back Section 106 monies if not used on a scheme that mitigates the impacts of that development and/or spent in line with the requirements of the Section 106 agreement.

 

The source of funding is:

Section 106 Contributions received from the developments at:

§  £103,912.39 from Holyoake Road (Section 106 Ref: 338 - 16/68126/FUL); and

§  £10,418.66 from Hilton Lane (Section 106 Ref: 402/404 - 19/73971/FUL).

TfGM match funding contribution:

§  £28,500.00

Approval of the funding for the project will be taken at Procurement Board at a later date following a closed tender process.

 

Legal Advice obtained: N/A

The Section 106 contributions can only be invested into the mitigation of specific projects in accordance with the respective Section 106 agreements. This project is an appropriate use of funding on the basis that it is to be directed to named projects at Walkden Railway Station.

 

Financial Advice obtained: Alex Archer, Finance Manager

The £114,331.05 Section 106 funding as identified in the report has been received and are available to fund the works.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

Approval of the funding for the project will be taken at Procurement Board at a later date following a closed tender process.

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change

Climate change implications are considered through the planning application process, and where relevant appropriate mitigation will be identified through planning conditions and/or planning obligations. The Section 106 contribution(s)  ...  view the full decision text for item 3e

3f

The Adoption of a Revised Process for Assessment of Possible Additions to and Removals from the Local List of Heritage Assets. pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve:

 

The adoption of a revised process for assessment of possible additions to/removals of items from the local list of heritage assets.

 

The Reasons are:

 

·         The city council’s local list for heritage assets was adopted by the city council in 2013.  At that time a process for the consideration of possible additions/removal of items to the list was established, based upon the working arrangements within the council at the time, including an initial assessment of a proposal by the conservation officer, followed by consideration by the Heritage Working Group which was chaired by the Heritage Champion.  The current arrangements in the city council do not include a Heritage Champion or conservation officer, and the Heritage Working Group no longer meets.  It is therefore considered necessary to agree and formalise a new process for the consideration of additions to the local list.   

 

Options considered and rejected were:That the process was not updated to reflect current working arrangements within the council, but this was rejected as there would be no procedure in place to consider new additions to/removals from the list.

 

Assessment of Risk: low

 

The source of funding is: n/a

 

Legal Advice obtained:  See comments from Justin Hobson on report.

 

Financial Advice obtained: See comments from Martin Anglesey on report.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: n/a

 

HR Advice obtained: n/a

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: n/a

 

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

 

Contact Officer: Amelia Lucas                                Telephone number: 0161 793 3287

 

 

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

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor McCusker                                    Dated: 18th March 2022

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

 

 

This decision was published on 22nd March 2022.

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 29th March 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 

 

4.

Exclusion of the Public.

5.

Items for Decision (Part 2 - Closed to the Public): No items.