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Decisions

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Decisions published

14/09/2020 - Apologies for absence ref: 730    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 22/09/2020

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund Salford

 

I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

 

1.    Approves the Council entering into a grant funding agreement with The Cities an Local Growth Unit (CLGU) for the receipt of a maximum sum of £230,071 in relation to the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) Fund for Salford.

2.    Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Place, City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to negotiate and finalise the detailed financial, commercial and contractual arrangements in respect of the proposed grant from CLGU to the Council.

3.    Authorise the Strategic Director Place to enter into and complete all necessary agreements or documents to give effect to the above recommendations. 

The Reasons are: The Council has received a grant allocation of £230,071 from The Cities and Local Growth Unit (CLGU)as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) fund to support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas by helping to establish safe trading environments for businesses and customers.  

In order to draw down the grant from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund a grant funding agreement is required to be entered into between the Council and CLGU for which approval is sought.


 

Assessment of Risk: Low

 

The source of funding:  Total funding of £230,071 ERDF grant Provided by CLGU. Claims will be made in arrears and be paid quarterly.

Legal Advice obtained: Yes - Lauren Armstrong, Solicitor, Commercial (Legal) Team

 

Financial Advice obtained: Yes - Gemma Singleton, Finance Officer Level 2

 

Procurement Advice obtained: Yes - There are no direct procurement

Implications arising from this proposal.  Any procurement activity undertaken

as part of the delivery of the RHSS project will be undertaken in full compliance

with the Council’s Contractual Standing Orders and European Structural and

Investment Funds national procurement requirements.   

 

HR Advice obtained: There are no HR implications arising from this proposal. 

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: Yes - The purpose of the RHSS grant is to

support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas by

helping to establish safe trading environments for businesses and customers.

As part of these activities residents will be asked to consider how they travel to

their local high streets and retail areas, and the use of active travel modes will

be promoted. Where possible environmental sustainability practices and

measures will be identified where appropriate through contracts to deliver the

required activity.

 

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

Report of the Strategic Director for Place submitted to Property/Regen Briefing held on 14 September 2020

 

Contact Officers:     

·         Sarah Heslop, Development Group Leader Tel No: 0161 686 7411

·         Shaun Clydesdale, Project Co-Ordinator    Tel No: 0161 793 3178

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Executive Lead Member /Director

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

 

Signed: Paul Dennett

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 14 September 2020

 

 

 

*           This decision was published on Monday 14 August 2020.

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm Monday 21 September 2020 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


08/09/2020 - Consultation on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan: Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside ref: 729    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Statutory Deputy City Mayor, in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

The report dated 8 September 2020 titled ‘Consultation on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan: Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside’, and the specific Officer recommendations therein:

That Salford City Council:

  1. Holds an 8-week public consultation on the GM Clean Air Plan (GM CAP) commencing October 2020, along with the other GM local Authorities;
  2. Endorses the GM CAP Policy for consultation as set out in Appendix 5 of the report;
  3. Becomes a ‘charging authority’ for the purposes of the GM Clean Air Zone (GM CAZ), pursuant to the Transport Act 2000, along with the other GM authorities.
  4. Agrees that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) act as the Operating Body for the GM CAZ and supporting measures as set out in paragraph 9.4;
  5. Agrees that the Strategic Director - Place, be delegated to approve:
    1. the submission of the Cases for Measures to the Government's Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) to support the GM CAP; and  
    2. the GM CAP consultation materials, including the Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the consultation.

 

The Reasons are: Progress continues to be made towards developing a Charging Clean Air Zone in Greater Manchester; the undertaking of a statutory public consultation (as soon as reasonably practicable) – is a key Government requirement. 

 

Options considered and rejected were:Not applicable.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low

 

The source of funding is: Assumed to be Government funded - £36m received to date for the Charging Clean Air Zone and £41m for Clean Vehicle Funds.

 

Legal Advice obtained: Sian Roxborough, City Solicitor.

 

Financial Advice obtained: Joanne Hardman, Chief Finance Officer. 

 

Procurement Advice obtained: There are no specific procurement implications arising from this update report.

 

HR Advice obtained: Not applicable.

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: The implementation of the GM CAP will have a positive effect on climate change and it will improve the air quality in Salford and Greater Manchester, providing health benefits for local residents. It aims to:

·         Bring NO2 emissions within legal limits as soon as possible and by 2024 at the latest.

·         Discourage polluting commercial vehicles from travelling on local roads in Greater Manchester.

·         Encourage businesses to switch to cleaner, low- or zero-emission vehicles.

 

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is one of a group of highly reactive gases known as nitrogen oxides (NOx) - NO2 gets in the air from the burning of fuel. Breathing air with a high concentration of NO2 can irritate airways in the human respiratory system. Exposures over short periods can aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma, leading to respiratory symptoms, hospital admissions and visits to A&E. Longer exposures to elevated concentrations of NO2 may contribute to the development of asthma and potentially increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. People with asthma, as well as children and the elderly are generally at greater risk from the health effects of NO2.

 

NO2 along with other NOx also impacts the environment – as it reacts with other chemicals in the air to form both particulate matter and ozone, harming rivers, lakes, and coastal waters as well as our green space. 

 

Salford and the other GM local authorities need to take action to improve air quality, now and for future generations.

 

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

·         31 July 2020, report to GMCA: GM Clean Air Plan Consultation

·         28 July 2020, report to Salford Cabinet: Clean Air Plan Update

·         29 May 2020, report to GMCA: Clean Air Plan Update

·         31 January 2020, report to GMCA: Clean Air Plan Update

·         28 January 2020, report to Salford Cabinet: Clean Air Plan Update

·         26 July 2019, report to GMCA: Clean Air Update

·         1 March 2019, report to GMCA: Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case

·         11 January 2019, report to GMCA/AGMA: Clean Air Update

·         14 December 2018, report to GMCA: Clean Air Update

·         30 November 2018, report to GMCA: Clean Air Plan Update

·         26 October 2018, report to GMCA: GM Clean Air Plan Update on Local Air Quality Monitoring

·         15 November 2018, report to HPEOS Committee: Clean Air Update

·         16 August 2018, report to HPEOS Committee: GM Clean Air Plan Update

·         UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations, Defra and DfT, July 2017

(if the documents disclose exempt or confidential information, they should not be listed, but the following wording shall be inserted : "(The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection)":-

Contact Officer:  Bernie Vaudrey                         

Telephone number: 0161 793 2283

 

(Please delete from the list below any which are not relevant).

-       The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel           

 

Signed:       Councillor Tracey Kelly                    Dated:   11.09.20                                                   

                  Statutory Deputy City Mayor

 

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This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 18.09.20                                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.