{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development on Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 10.00 am

Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Claire Edwards 

No. Item


Apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest.


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


E-Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Charging Bays. pdf icon PDF 406 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


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


Approve the introduction of E Taxi and PHV Bays as detailed within this report.


The Reasons are:

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is key driver of Greater Manchester (GM)’s ambitions for the environment. EV charging is a core enabler of  GM’s ambition to be a carbon-neutral city region by 2038, and the proposals in the Greater Manchester Outline Business Case to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside (GM Clean Air Plan) are underpinned by encouraging GM businesses to switch to low and zero emissions vehicles. As part of the public conversation in 2019 the GM Clean Air Plan (GM CAP) proposals, the availability of charging points was cited as a key barrier for businesses and individuals in switching to an EV.

Greater Manchester currently has approximately 506 publicly accessible charge points operated and maintained by a number of operators. This includes 142 publicly funded Electric Vehicle Charging points, part of the  ‘Be.EV network’.

GM has secured £2.4m of Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) funding to facilitate the rollout of no less than 30 dedicated rapid Taxi / private Hire Vehicles (PHV) charging points in locations that will be highly favourable to both the Hackney (Taxi) and Private Hire trades.  The GM Clean Air Plan (GM CAP) also has £3.5m of funding for a further 30 dedicated rapid Taxi charging points.

Three car parks have been identified as suitable for the introduction of these charging points. These being Church Street, Swinton, Hankinson Way, Pendleton and John William Street, Eccles.


Assessment of Risk:

The scheme is grant funded, managed and delivered through TfGM contracts.


The source of funding:

The scheme is funded from OZEV and GM CAP funding through TfGM


Legal Advice obtained: N/A


Financial Advice obtained:

The scheme is funded from OZEV and GM CAP funding through TfGM


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:

Lead Member Report


Contact Officer: Rob Owen          Tel. 0161 779 4848             Email: robert.owen@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                                                        Date: 20th September 2022

Lead Member for Planning, Transport & Sustainable Development



This decision was published on 7th October 2022.


This decision will come into force at 4.00pm on 14th October 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.




Exclusion of the Public.


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

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