{meta} Agenda item - Salford City Council (Swinton Greenway, Various Streets, Swinton and Eccles, Salford) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting, School Keep Clear, Loading Parking Places, 20 mph Speed Limit Zone, Footway Conversion to a Shared Use Unsegregated Footway/Cycle Track, Zebra and Puffin Pedestrian Crossings, Road Humps and Amendment) Order 2020.

Agenda item


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 amended Traffic Regulation Order to introduce Salford City Council (Swinton Greenway, Various Streets, Swinton and Eccles, Salford) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting, School Keep Clear, Loading Bay, 20 mph Speed Limit, Footway Conversion to a Shared Use, Unsegregated Footway/Cycle Track, Zebra and Toucan Crossings, Road Humps and Amendment) Order 2020, subject to consideration being given to the following:


Junction 10 Folly Lane


§  Reducing the extent of the proposed parking restrictions to provide some additional space for alternative parking in the area.


§  Investigating the possibility of implementing the suggestion made by one of the objectors, for the residents affected by the restrictions to be offered the option of a dropped kerb being installed to the front of their property, enabling them to create off-street parking spaces should they wish to do so.


§  Providing an enforceable disabled parking bay for the objector residing at No. 206 Folly Lane to be located as near as possible to his property.


Junction 13 Pine Grove


§  Removing the No Waiting At Any Time restrictions from the scheme.


The Reasons are:

Salford City Council has developed plans to improve the cycling routes between Swinton and Monton, extending Salford’s existing traffic-free cycle network. The Swinton Greenway proposals will improve both off-road and on-road links to encourage cycling and walking in Salford, promoting more sustainable travel and helping to create healthier and more attractive neighbourhoods. It is designed in conjunction with proposals to ensure connectivity to Salford’s wider walking and cycling network.

Swinton Greenway will include the 2.5km route between Manchester Road, Swinton and Monton Road, Monton with several additional links to schools, colleges and the wider community to improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists as much as possible.  

The majority of the off-road link is an existing route (mainly definitive footpath) that extends from Monton Road through to A6 Manchester Road in Swinton, which will be widened in places and upgraded to facilitate an upgraded shared cycle and pedestrian route. There are various junctions, where the off-highway route links into the adopted highway. The proposed highway works will provide continuity to the route, which, in turn, connects to a wider network of plans for improvements to existing infrastructure that will encourage and promote walking and cycling.

The scheme proposes to introduce shared pedestrian and cycle paths, new controlled and uncontrolled crossing facilities, introduction of 20 mph zones and new parking restrictions as well as amendments to existing restrictions to deliver the infrastructure and ensure that the full benefits of the scheme are delivered.

Details of the proposals can be viewed in the accompanying documents and plans.


Options considered and rejected:

With regard to Junction 10 Folly Lane, officers have undertaken rigorous investigations with a view to identifying a reasonable viable alternative location for the crossing point without success.  The introduction of a residents’ parking scheme on South Avenue is not considered to be appropriate as it would be unlikely to benefit the residents affected by the restrictions.  A safe crossing point has been a long-term ambition for the area in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. The above-mentioned considerations have been included with a view to mitigating the impact of the restrictions on the residents affected where possible.


Assessment of Risk: Low Risk

The restrictions will be marked out in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions. (TSRGD 2016).


Legal Advice obtained: N/A  


Financial Advice obtained:     

The proposed scheme will be funded from the Mayor’s Challenge Fund (MCF) subject to full business case approval. Works are anticipated to commence on site during Autumn 2020.


Procurement Advice obtained: N/A


Contact Officer: Robert Owen                                  Tel No. 0161 779 4857


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: 10th November 2020

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development





This decision was published on 17th November 2020.


This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 24th November 2020, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.



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