{meta} Agenda for Joint Lead Member Briefing Planning & Sustainable Development and Housing & Neighbourhoods on Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 1.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

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

Contact: Claire Edwards 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest.

3.

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

3a

Liverpool Street Corridor. pdf icon PDF 746 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council – Record of Decision

 

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

 

a)    Salford City Council’s commitment for match funding in 2020/21 to provide up to £100,000 to support the Liverpool Street Corridor project.

 

b)    Approves Urban Vision professional fees in the sum of £110,017.33

 

The reasons are – to provide the necessary expenditure to design and deliver the project.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low

The source of the £2.5m Growth Deal funding is from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

 

Legal Advice Obtained                   Yes     Tony Hatton

 

Part V of the Highways Act 1980 provides various powers under which a highway authority may improve the highways for which it is responsible. These include the variation of relative widths of carriageways and footways; the construction of cycle tracks and the planting of trees. Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 provides that a local traffic authority may establish pedestrian crossings, and shall give public notice of such proposals. Such signage and road markings as are required by the Project must be implemented as provided by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.  

 

As identified in the body of the report it is proposed that Urban Vision Partnership Limited be appointed to provide professional services under the exclusivity terms set out in the Development Services Partnership Agreement, which itself has been procured in accordance with Public Contracts Regulations and the Council’s Contractual Standing Orders.

 

The report confirms the funding is required pending Business Case approval by GMCA. Once Business Case approval has been granted, the Council can then reclaim the expenditure on an ongoing basis, but in the meantime is able to reclaim up to 10% of the Salford Project Management Costs.

 

Any future procurement for works to be undertaken as part of the project must be in compliance with the Council's Contractual Standing Orders and Public Contracts Regulations, as when commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works the Council as a ‘contracting authority’ must comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as well as the provisions of its own Contractual Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and the duties of Best and Social value. That procurement will be subject to further approvals from Procurement Board.

 

The Manchester Framework has been identified as the most appropriate method of procuring the works, and is compliant with the Regulations. The Framework Agreement allows the Council (or group of authorities) to put in place, through open competitive process, an arrangement whereby suppliers can be preselected to supply a defined scope of services under an agreed set of terms and conditions. The terms and conditions established under the Framework Agreement govern the contracts let under the framework although each contract will inevitably have some differences to reflect the agreement struck between the parties to the contract.

 

The framework arrangement enables the Council to call-off the specified works against the  ...  view the full decision text for item 3a

3b

To introduce a new TRO for 'limited waiting with resident permit holders' parking restriction on Chorley Road and 'residents permit parking areas' on Beech Street, Broom Street and Ogden Street, Swinton South, Order 2018 (Combined TRO Ref No 21114 & 2131). pdf icon PDF 9 MB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order to introduce ‘limited waiting with permit holders’ parking restriction on Chorley Road and ‘residents parking areas’ on Beech Street, Broom Street and Ogden Street, Swinton South, Salford, Order 2018

 

The Reasons are:

There were a number of Highways Devolved Budget applications for schemes on Chorley Road in 2017, submitted from businesses on both sides of the road as well as a request for additional disabled parking to assist the delivery of the Community Based services at Critchley House.

The request for a Residents Permit Parking scheme for Beech Street was made via a Highways Devolved Budget application in September 2017, signed by many residents on Beech Street. This scheme was prioritised by the Swinton and Pendlebury Highways Task Group.

Due to lack of restrictions in the area commuters are parking for the whole day which reduces parking opportunities for residents and visitors to the shops and services located on Chorley Road.

 

The matter was considered at a meeting of the Traffic Advisory Panel on the 1st November 2018.  After listening to the representations made at the meeting, the Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development indicated that he was minded to approve Option 3, as set out in the report (combined both schemes in one scheme) – to amend the proposal for limited waiting parking restrictions to allow permit holders to utilise the bays on Chorley Road as well as those in the adjacent side streets within the existing permit Zone B. This would provide a turnover of parking spaces requested by the businesses on Chorley Road whilst minimising the impact for local residents.   

In addition, the Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development made reference to the need for (a) a review to be undertaken regarding the inconsistency in timings with regard to other streets within this zone (Zone B) in order to ensure a consistent approach, and (b) a review to be undertaken of the arrangements in respect of the other side of Chorley Road, which would need to be considered separately due to it falling within a different zone (Zone A).  He also requested that officers explore the possibility of whether a particular space in the area could be made available for parking by non-residents.

Assessment of Risk:   

 

1. Chorley Road:

The scheme for Limited Waiting Parking Places would be operational from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday waiting limited to 2 hours, No return within 2 hours, Exemption for vehicles displaying a valid Parking Permit (ZONE B)

Outside of these hours anybody can park in the streets.

 

Introducing limited waiting with permit holder parking restriction at these locations will remove some of the all-day parking that currently takes place and create a turnover of spaces for visitors to the local shops and amenities, which will improve the  ...  view the full decision text for item 3b

3c

City of Salford (Rooke Street, Thorp Street, Lansdale Street & Gilbert Street) (One way traffic and one way traffic except cycles) Order 2018-19. pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order to introduce ‘City of Salford (Rooke Street, Thorp Street, Lansdale Street And Gilbert Street) (One Way Traffic and One Way Traffic Except Cycles) (Traffic Regulation Order 2018-19)

 

The Reasons are:

A request has been made by United Utilities to introduce a permanent TRO which reflects the temporary arrangements and is in line with the agreement of the majority of residents who responded to the consultation.

The current proposal amends the existing temporary arrangement with the introduction of contraflow cycle operation on Rooke Street and Thorp Street, to enable safer and more direct cycle connections through the residential area and to neighbouring areas. These changes have been requested for consideration by the Council’s Infrastructure Team.

It is proposed to make the existing temporary arrangement of ‘One-Way’ on Rooke Street, Lansdale Street, Gilbert Street and Thorp Street, Barton permanent as below:

 ‘One-way’ on

Lansdale Street from its junction with Liverpool Road to its junction with Reginald Road;

Gilbert Street from its junction with Liverpool Road to its junction with Reginald Road;

‘One-Way except cycles’ on

Rooke Street from its junctions with Liverpool Road to its junction with Reginald Street;

Thorp Street from its junctions with Liverpool Road to its junction with Harrison Street.

Assessment of Risk:

 

These one-way streets need to be regulated to ensure safe manoeuvres can take place at all times and access is maintained for any vehicle including emergency vehicles. 

 

An exemption for cyclists is included to promote cycle movements and to avoid severing the cycling link.  Given that this would mean cyclists would be travelling in a contra-flow to general traffic and it is intended to introduce it without cycle lane road markings. The arrangements will be advised by traffic signs and limited cycle lane markings

 

The One-Way and contraflow cycle facility will be marked out in accordance with the Traffic Signs manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions.

 

The implementation of the restrictions will continue the reduced levels of rat running traffic in this residential area, contributing to a quieter and safer residential environment.

 

Legal Advice obtained: 

Contact Officer: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, Tel. No: 219 6323  Date provided: 21.12.18

 

When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the requirements of public procurement regulations and its Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s) failing which the decision may be subject to legal challenge.

 

The report seeks approval for the instruction of Urban Vision Partnership Limited to introduce a traffic regulation order at Rooke Street and neighbouring streets as detailed in the report. In that regard, the Council will effectively appoint Urban Vision under the terms of the exclusivity arrangement with them contained in the Development Services Partnership Agreement. In any event, the value of the  ...  view the full decision text for item 3c

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Exclusion of the Public.

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

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Any other business.