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:
City of Salford (Howard Street Area, Ordsall and Langworthy) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2019
The Proposed No Waiting at Any Time restrictions have been promoted by the Ordsall and Langworthy Community Committee Highways Task Group following concerns raised to them by residents in the area. The restrictions are required in the interest of highway safety and to ensure that delivery and refuse collection vehicles can gain access to the properties within the area and are not restricted by long stay parking.
The sole objector to the advertised proposal has not expressed any particular location(s) of concern, but has reiterated that residents need to park. If residents are parking in locations identified for restrictions, they are creating a hazard to other road users, compromising road safety and on occasions causing access difficulties for larger vehicles that require access to the area.
Assessment of Risk:
Implementation of the No Waiting At Any Time restrictions would ensure safe access and egress and protect minimum sightlines, improving road safety in the area, especially for children, cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and its own 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 waiting restrictions in the Howard Street area as set out 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 which provides the Council with suitable rights and protections. In any event, the value of the works does not exceed £10,000, for which CSO’s provide that an informal written quotation from 1 (or more) suitable person(s) or firm(s) is compliant.
A Traffic Regulation Order will be required to introduce the prohibition of waiting restrictions. This 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 the proposed TRO.
The cost of the proposed scheme will be met from the approved Highways Devolved Capital Allocation for Ordsall & Langworthy, in the 2018/19 financial year
Procurement Advice obtained:
Urban Vision Partnership was procured through a fully compliant OJEU process. The services outlined within the report are delivered under the exclusivity agreement in line with the Council’s contractual standing orders.
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.
Proposal plan, Lead Member report, letters of objection
Robert Owen Tel No. 0161 779 4848
Ray Scholes Tel No. 0161 779 4991
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 Antrobus Dated: 8th October 2019
Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development
FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY
This decision was published on 8th October 2019.
This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 15th October 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.