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Decisions

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Decisions published

10/07/2019 - Junction 13 Highway Improvement Works ref: 517    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

 

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

1.    Approve the appointment of Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd at a target cost of £1,194,262.27 to deliver the junction 13 highway improvement works. 

 

Detail required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Junction 13 highway improvement works

Name of Successful Contractor

Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Contract Value

 £1,194,262.27

Full Project

Contract Duration

6 months 

Contract Start Date

17/07/2019

Contract End Date

20/12/2019

Optional Extension Period 1

Optional Extension Period 2

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £100k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Paul Gill, 0161 793 2207

Lead Service Group

Other (please identify below)

Regeneration

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Framework Call-off (Mini Competition)

Framework Details (where applicable)

(Procurement Body, Framework Reference & Title, Start/End Dates, Hyperlink, etc.)

Bolton Highway Framework

Funding Source

Combination of Above (please detail below)

SCC capital programme & Growth Deal 3

 

 

The Reasons are: Approving this scheme will enable the delivery of the RHS off-site highway works in accordance with the SCC-RHS development agreement and will provide capacity enhancements at the city’s most congested junction.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low – SCC has secured Growth Deal funding to deliver this scheme. The Growth Deal funding needs to be spent by March 2021.

The source of funding is Growth Deal 3 grant funding (64%) and Salford City Council capital programme monies (36%).

 

 

Legal Advice obtained Yes – Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor

 

Financial Advice obtained Yes – Natalie Birchall, Finance Officer Level 2

 

Procurement Comments Yes – Jennifer Hilton, Category Manager Level 2

 

Contact Officer:  Paul Gill, Senior Development Manager, Ext: 2207

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

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

 

 

 

 

Signed:    PAUL DENNETT          Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                 

                     City Mayor

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.         

                                   

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/07/2019 - Request for Approval - Contract Extension - Postal Services ref: 514    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Bill Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve the extension of the contract for Postal Services – Collaborative tender process with Yorkshire, Humber and AGMA councils, as outlined in the table below:

 

Detail required

Contract Reference

tbc

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Postal Services

Name of Contractor

Whistl UK Limited

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Value of Contract Extension

£350,000

Per annum (estimated average)

Existing Contract Term

01/09/2018

to

31/08/2019.

Extension Period Requested

01/09/2019.

to

31/08/2020

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Peter Cowling (4996)

Lead Service Group

Service Reform & Development

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Details: There is provision within the current contract to extend the agreement for a further period of 12 months from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020. Current postal volumes will continually be monitored and transition to digital communication methods in line with transformation of the service will seek to reduce volumes further.

 

The Reasons are: Following notification of extension by framework partners Yorkshire &Humberside for a further 12month period the authority has secured better commercial terms than would be possibly individually, One of the major strengths of the Whistl agreement is Volume related discounts (VRD) to all participants based on combined volumes.

Options considered and rejected were: To procure the service individually. However, we would be unable to match the savings applied from volume based discounts achieved by the collaborative offer. This contract was procured via a competitive tender process therefore ensuring the best value supplier was appointed.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low.

The source of funding is: Revenue Budget.

Legal Advice obtained: When the contract was originally procured by way of a fully compliant process it was made clear in the documentation that the original two year term would be subject to two potential extensions of twelve months each, hence any risk that the proposed extension would be subject to realistic challenge is extremely low, and the option to extend within the contract is now being properly exercised.

Financial Advice obtained: Postage charges are recharged out to individual directorates on a monthly basis.  If volumes remain static, there is sufficient budget within the Council to fund these costs.  As highlighted within the report and associated appendices, the current contract offers value both financially and socially, with the current contract experiencing a 2% saving due to volumes, saving the Council approx.£18k .  However, we must continue to monitor volumes closely as the push towards digital transformation will inevitably drive down volumes which could impact upon the VRD and may make the contract no longer financially beneficial in the future.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: As outlined in the body of the report, the recommendation to extend the existing contract is both compliant with the terms of the original procurement process and ensures the Council will continue to receive best value due to the volume related discounts that would not be achievable without collaboration with the other contracting authorities.

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

 

RM1063 Tender Report – Summary paper produced by Lead Authorities outlining the result of the tender process (available on request)

 

Record of Decision 24/08/16

Record of decision 13/06/18

 

Whistl Social Value Statement 2019



Contact Officer:  Peter Cowling                         Tel No 4996

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the      Overview & Scrutiny Board.

 

 

Signed:    COUNCILLOR BILL HINDS               Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                 

                     Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.         

                                   

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/07/2019 - Salford Bolton Network Improvements (SBNI) - Delivery Package 4 (DP4) ref: 518    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

·       Approve the award of Salford Bolton Network Improvement Delivery Package 4 (DP4) construction contract to Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd with a contract value of £2,748,253.38.

 

·       Approve the diversion requests in relation to the DP4 works with BT (£75,098.48) and Electricity North West Ltd (£34,858.40) which totals to a value of £109,956.88

 

·       Approve the issue of any task orders / instructions required to implement the contract utilising the Bolton Council Framework.

Options considered and rejected were not to award the contract.

Assessment of Risk: The risk to the Council is assessed as low.

The source of funding is Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton Tel 0161 219 6323

Financial Advice obtained: Natalie Birchall Ext 2316

Procurement Advice obtained from Jennifer Hilton Ext 6241

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

·        Report to the City Mayor’s Regeneration Briefing – 13July 2015

·        Urban Vision – Regeneration Panel Presentation – July 2016

·        Report to Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development – 9th May 2017

Contact Officers: Opu Anwar Tel No: Ext 4880 / Simon Cook Tel No: 07927563462

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

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

 

Signed:    PAUL DENNETT          Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                

                     City Mayor

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.

                         

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/07/2019 - Chapel Street Remedial Works ref: 519    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

 

 

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·       The proposal to procure AE Yates to provide Design and Construction works for remedial works on Chapel Street through a Direct Award.

 

·       An exception to Contractual Standing Orders due to urgency to procure the works and carry out the works on site in the time available prior to major highway works commencing within the regional centre. In accordance with Paragraph 3.1 as follows:

-      The need for the goods, services or works is so urgent that the time needed to comply with the rules would be prejudicial to the council’s interests.

-      There are value for money reasons justifying an exception.

 

·       The award of the Contract for Chapel Street Remedial Worksas detailed in the table below:

 

Detail required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Chapel Street Remedial Works

Name of Successful Contractor

A E Yates

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

00415632

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Contract Value

£490,000

Full Project

Contract Duration

8 months

Contract Start Date

05/08/2019

Contract End Date

27/03/2020

Optional Extension Period 1

months

Optional Extension Period 2

months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Choose an item.

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Lead Service Group

Place

Reason for CSO Exception

(select all that apply)

The need for the goods, services or works is so urgent that the time needed to comply with the rules would be prejudicial to the Council’s interests

Specialist services/supplies which are available only from one supplier. For example, specialist niche consultants or suppliers where there is a sole supplier of patented or proprietary articles, materials or services exclusively provided by a statutory undertaker or other bodies

For reasons of compatibility with existing services/products – for example, equipment that needs parts from its own manufacturer

Where any of the standing orders are inconsistent with any legislative requirements, in which instance the provisions of the appropriate legislation shall prevail

Where the Council can demonstrate that an integrated or strategic approach to procurement is being implemented and there is a requirement to align services or contracts to co-terminus end dates

There are value for money reasons justifying a CSO Exception

School Governors: in relation to the Local Management of Schools (LMS), where schools have adopted their own standing orders

The shared legal service, in respect of the appointment of counsel

Strategic Director of CHSC: contracts for the provision of personal care services or facilities pursuant to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990

Funding Source

External Funding Source (please identify below)

 

Financial Settlement

 

The Reasons are to carry out works to repair Chapel Street within constrained timescales.

Options considered and rejected were; not to carry out works.

Assessment of Risk:  Medium – The contractor has qualified to be on a regionally recognised framework in a design and build capacity.

The source of funding is: Financial settlement

Legal Advice obtained : Tony Hatton Tel 0161 219 6323

Financial Advice obtained : Natalie Birchall Ext 2316

Procurement Advice obtained: Christine Flisk x6245

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

·       Report of the Strategic Director for Sustainable Regeneration to Lead Member for Planning 14th June 2010

 

Contact Officer:  Shoaib Mohammad x6194/ Opu Anwar x4880 


 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

 

*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:    COUNCILLOR BILL HINDS               Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                 

                     Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.         

                                   

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/07/2019 - Swinton Transformation - Local Partnerships ref: 516    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:

(1)    Approve the extension of Contract for Local Partnerships as detailed in the table below:

Detail required

Contract Reference

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Swinton Transformation

Name of Contractor

Local Partnerships

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Limited Liability Partnership

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Value of Contract Extension

£92,000

Full Project

Existing Contract Term

24/09/2018

to

31/07/2019

Extension Period Requested

01/08/2019

to

31/12/2019

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Kurt Partington

Lead Service Group

Place

Funding Source

Capital Programme

 

The Reasons are:    To enable the completion of a Business Case for Swinton Town Centre.

Options considered and rejected were:    Not to approve the extension.

Assessment of Risk.          LOW

The source of funding is     Capital Programme

Legal Advice obtained.                 Supplied by: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor

Financial Advice obtained.            Supplied by:  Natalie Birchall, Finance Officer

Procurement Advice obtained.      Supplied by:  Jennifer Hilton, Category Manager

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



Contact Officer:  Kurt Partington                       Tel No. 779 4913

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member         

 

*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the            Growth and Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:    COUNCILLOR BILL HINDS               Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                

                     Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.         

                                   

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/07/2019 - A5063 Trafford Road Corridor - Growth Deal 3 ref: 515    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Bill Hinds, as chair of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve the proposed procurement route for the Trafford Road Corridor project.

The reasons are to enable the invitation to tender (ITT) to be issued in order to obtain prices for the enabling works and main works.

The detailed design of the project is on-going with the ITT to be issued in August 2019.

 

Assessment of Risk – Low

 

A robust risk management process has been implemented, commencing at project inception stage.  A risk register has been established and this is being maintained as a live document which is reviewed periodically and updated following any noteworthy changes to the situation.

 

An expert in Risk Management has been engaged via TfGM to assist in the assessment, mitigation and control of risks to the project.

 

As discussed in Section 4.2 of the report, there is a risk that any expenditure prior to FBC approval, including the enabling works would have to be repaid to Growth Deal if approval for the scheme to go ahead is not granted. This scenario is considered to be unlikely given the continued engagement with TfGM governance for the arrangements for this funding and the risk is rated as very low.

 

The sources of funding are: £10.5m Growth Deal 3, £4.835m MCF and £4.5m Salford City Council

Legal Advice obtained – supplied by Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor (0161 219 6323)

Financial Advice obtained. – supplied by Natalie Birchall, Finance Officer (0161 925 2316

Procurement Advice obtained. – supplied by Jennifer Hilton, Category Manager (0161 686 6241)

 

 

Contact Officer:  Stephen Hands                       Tel No: 0161 779 4931

 

 

 

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

 

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

 

 

 

Signed:    COUNCILLOR BILL HINDS               Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                

                     Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.         

                                   

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


27/06/2019 - Land at St. Stephen's Street, Salford ref: 513    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 09/07/2019

Effective from: 17/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

Title:Land at St Stephen Street, Salford

 

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

 

1.    Approve variations to a City Mayor approval on the 22nd May 2017 that extended the lease term for the subject property from the residue of a 99 year lease, commencing in 1963, to a new 250 year lease for a consideration of £450,000. This would allow the development of 9 residential units.

The variations being :-

 

·         If prior to a sale of a completed unit legislation is enacted requiring the transfer of the freehold or there is a change to the UK Finance Mortgage Lenders Handbook (formerly the Council of Mortgage Lenders Handbook) which prohibits the sale of a completed unit by way of a long leasehold interest then the City Council will transfer their freehold interest in that plot to the individual purchaser and simultaneously the developer will assign the residue of their leasehold in the plot.

·         Both the City Council and the developer will transfer their respective reversionary interests to the individual purchaser for premium of £1. Costs in relation to professional fees for the above will be charged but these will be stated in the relevant documentation.

·         Should legislation not have been enacted at the time of any sale of a completed unit then provisions shall be included in the relevant documentation which will form a binding agreement and which will oblige the developer and City Council to transfer their respective reversionary interests to the individual plot purchaser for a premium of £1 if :-

(a)       legislation is enacted preventing an onward sale or any change to the UK Finance Mortgage Lenders Handbook which prevents onward sale;  or

(b)       the individual purchaser has owned and occupied the dwelling for a minimum of 2 years from the date of completing the purchase

whichever is earlier.

 

 

2.    Authorises the Shared Legal Service to complete the necessary documentation and the taking of all steps which are expedient to give effect to the above recommendations.

 


The Reason: Disposal of surplus property.

 

Assessment of Risk is Low

 

The source of funding: N/A

 

Legal Advice obtained:  Yes – David Green, Shared Legal Service – 234 3107

 

Financial Advice obtained:  Yes – Alex Archer, Finance Manager x0498

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process- The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection


Contact Officer: Bhav Chauhan              

Tel No 0161 779 6101

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member or Strategic Director

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

 

 

Signed: Paul Dennett

City Mayor

Dated: 27 June 2019

 

 

This decision was published on Tuesday 9 July 2019                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 16 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 


27/06/2019 - Former Council Offices Astley Road, Irlam ref: 512    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 09/07/2019

Effective from: 17/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

Title:Disposal of the former Council Offices, Astley Road, Irlam

 

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

 

1.    Subject to the grant of Planning consent approves the disposal of the site to Seddon Construction (“Seddon”) for a term of 250 years on the agreed terms and conditions set out in Appendix 1. Seddon will assign the lease to Great Places Housing Association who will contract with Seddon to build 27 residential units for Great Places  with 10 units being for Shared Ownership, 6 Units for Affordable Housing, 6 Units for Social Housing and 5 units being sold to Derive.

 

2.    Instructs the Joint Legal Service to conclude all documentation as shall be necessary to give effect to the agreed terms.

 

3.    Authorises completion of all necessary documentation and the taking of all steps which are expedient to give effect to the above recommendations.  

 


The Reason: Disposal of surplus property.

 

Assessment of Risk is Low

 

The source of funding: N/A

 

Legal Advice obtained:  Yes – Gaynor Corfe, Shared Legal Service – 234 3118

 

Financial Advice obtained:  Yes – Alex Archer, Finance Manager  0498

 

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

Report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 27 June 2019


Contact Officer: Bhav Chauhan              

Tel No 0161 779 6101

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member or Strategic Director

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

 

 

 

Signed: Paul Dennett

City Mayor

Dated: 27 June 2019

 

 

 

This decision was published on Tuesday 9 July 2019                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 16 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 


08/07/2019 - Anchorage Gateway ref: 511    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 08/07/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 16/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

Title: Gateway Offices, Anchorage, Salford Quays

I, Councillor John Merry, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council’s constitution do hereby:-

 

1.    Approve the terms of and proposals for the variation of the Lease of The Gateway Offices Anchorage Salford Quays and the assignment of that varied lease.

 

2.    Instruct Urban Vision to conclude negotiations with the current lessee and assignee/developer on the approved terms.

 

  1. Authorise the Shared Legal Service to complete all necessary documentation and to take all steps which are required to give effect to the above recommendations.

 

The Reason:The variation of the lease will allow the current lessee to develop the vacant offices for residential purposes.

Assessment of Risk is Low

The source of funding: N/A

 

Legal Advice obtained:  Yes – Michelle Brice Shared Legal Service 0161 219 6303

 

Financial Advice obtained:  Yes Alex Archer, Finance Manager 778 0498

 

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

The relevant documents contain exempt information and are not available for public inspection

 

Contact Officer: Jane Ashworth   

Tel No 0161 779 6092

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member or Strategic Director

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

 

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor John Merry    

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 8 July 2019

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 8 July 2019                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 15 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


27/06/2019 - Plot E7/E8 Chapel Street ref: 510    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 13/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Salford City Council Constitution do hereby approve (i) the drawdown of the Council owned land at Plot E7/E8 Chapel Street by English Cities fund in accordance with the provisions of the Overarching Development Agreement for Salford Central, (ii) the subsidy from the Development Trust Account for the Salford Central project set up to utilise surpluses from more viable phases of the Salford Central project to cross subsidise less viable sites and (iii) the shared legal service complete the legal documentation.

The Reasons are to progress the next phase of development along Chapel Street in accordance with the Overarching Development Agreement between the Council and English Cities fund and to ensure less viable phases are delivered across the wider project. The variable heights, quality of materials and finishes, enhanced public realm and complexities in building over the existing BT tunnel and access located on this site have increased costs to the extent where cross subsidy from the Development Trust Account is required. There is also additional grant funding secured from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to assist with the development of the site.

Options considered and rejected were – None

Assessment of Risk - Low

The source of funding is – Salford Central Development Trust Account

Legal Advice obtained – Yes, Michelle Brice (Principal Solicitor)

Financial Advice obtained – Yes, Chris Mee (Strategic Finance Manager)

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: Report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 27 June 2019

 

Contact Officer:  Dave Norbury     Tel No: 0161 779 6121

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member or Strategic Director

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

 

 

Signed: Paul Dennett

City Mayor

Dated: 27 June 2019

 

 

This decision was published on Friday, 5 July 2019                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Friday 12 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


04/07/2019 - Roe Green / Beesley Green Conservation Area Appraisal. ref: 509    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Made at meeting: 04/07/2019 - Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 12/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

i)             Approve the Roe Green/Beesley Green conservation area appraisal.

 

ii)            Approve the proposed amendments to the Roe Green/Beesley Green conservation area

boundary.

 

The Reasons are: The Roe Green/Beesley Green conservation area appraisal and the proposed amended conservation area boundary now accurately reflect the area of special interest that should be afforded the additional protection associated with a conservation area.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low.  All of the submitted representations received from both consultations in 2016 and 2018 have been considered and responded to as part of this process.  The conservation area appraisal has also been produced in accordance with Historica England’s guidance “Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management” 2016 and 2019.

 

The source of funding is: Not applicable.

 

Legal Advice obtained: (supplied by the Shared Legal Service).  The risk to the Council of a legal challenge to the conservation area appraisal and the amendments to the proposed boundary should be minimal provided the city council has acted in accordance with its powers under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)Act 1990.  The duty to designate/re designate a boundary is a continuing duty and it is incumbent on the city council to consider all new material considerations when deciding if the reasons for including land in a conservation area historically still exist today, in addition to including new land.  The decision as to where the boundary is drawn is within the discretion of the council and has been upheld by the Courts to be a broad discretion.  Therefore provided the city council can show that it has fully considered all representations and objections, as well as all other material considerations and that it has acted reasonably when deciding where to draw the boundary, the risk of a legal challenge should hopefully be minimal.

Financial Advice obtained: no costs applicant from this report.  Any future considerations resulting from this will be assessed as applicable.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: not applicable.

 

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

  • Roe Green/Beesley Green conservation area appraisal
  • Roe Green/Beesley Green Conservation Area Appraisal Consultation Statement and accompanying appendices.

 

Contact Officer:  Amelia Lucas                              Tel No: 0161 793 3287

 

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 Derek Antrobus        

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

Dated: 4 July 2019

 

 

 

This decision was published on Thursday, 4 July 2019

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 11 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


27/06/2019 - Brookhouse Football Changing Rooms Project ref: 508    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 02/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

1.The placing of a restriction on Salford Council’s freehold legal titles to the Facilities making up the Brookhouse Football hub site as security for the Grant for a term of 21 years from the 4 March 2019 which was the date of acceptance of the Grant (“the Clawback Period”)

 

2. The acceptance of the obligation to make good, at a cost to Salford City Council, any disruption to the Brookhouse Football Changing Rooms Project (shown edged red on the attached plan and hereinafter referred to as “the Facilities”) caused as a result of the exercise of the rights referred to in clause 2.5 of this report

 

The Reasons are to facilitate the playing of junior and girls’ football on the site. This will help address the shortage of facilities across the City for these growing areas of the sport.

 

Options considered and rejected were – nil

Assessment of Risk – Low

The source of funding is:

  • £140K SCC Capital programme allocation
  • £305,916 Football Foundation grant requested

 

Legal Advice obtained 30/5/19 Deborah Scott

Financial Advice obtained 30/5/19 Alex Archer

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

  • Plan showing the extent of the restriction on the registered title.
  • Report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 27 June 2019

 

Contact Officer:  J Ashley   Tel No 0161 779 6043

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member or Strategic Director

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

 

 

Signed: Paul Dennett

City Mayor

Dated: 27 June 2019

 

 

This decision was published on Tuesday 2 July 2019                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 9 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 


27/06/2019 - Write Off of Irrecoverable Debt - Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Overpayments. ref: 506    For Determination

Decision Maker: Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing

Decision published: 02/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Hinds,  Lead Member for Finance and Support Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do herby approve the proposed write-off of irrecoverable debts as outlined below: -

                                                                           £

Council Tax                                               1,996,475.39

Business Rates                                         1,635,261.95

Housing Benefit Overpayments                     45,829.56


The Reasons are:  The liabilities mentioned in the report for write-off are irrecoverable.

 

Options considered and rejected were:  To leave outstanding amounts on the accounts for a further period.

 

Assessment of Risk:  The write-off of irrecoverable amounts is an essential part of account administration.

 

The source of funding is: The bad debt provision.

 

Legal Advice obtained: N/A

 

Financial Advice obtained:  The bad debt provision has been confirmed.

 

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

Some of the relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection
Other documents which are in the public domain are the relevant write-off strategies

 

Contact Officer: Steven Fry – Head of Customer Services

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.   

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Overview and Scrutiny Board.

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Hinds                                                   Date: 27th June 2018

Lead Member for Finance and Support Services

 

 

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

This decision was published on 2nd July 2019.

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00pm on 9th July 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


27/06/2019 - Sundry Debtor Write Off - Quarter 1 ref: 505    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Finance & Support Services and Workforce & Industrial Relations Joint Lead Member Briefing

Decision published: 02/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

Approve the write off of Sundry Debt to the value of £33,504.63. 

The Reasons are that these sundry debts, after exhaustive attempts to collect, are found to be irrecoverable for a variety of reasons e.g. liquidation, absconded, no longer trading, bankrupt, deceased, uneconomical to collect, and irrecoverable after court action etc .

Options considered and rejected were - Not relevant due to the nature (age and value) of these accounts. The majority of accounts relate to those proven uneconomical to collect, irrecoverable after court action, bankruptcy / liquidation.

Assessment of Risk - Low

The source of funding is the Council’s bad debt provision.

Legal Advice obtained – legal advice has been obtained on each of the individual cases where court action has been taken.

Financial Advice obtained - Chris Hesketh

There is adequate provision for the sundry debt write offs from the council’s provision for bad debt. The provision is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that the provision is set at an appropriate level.

Procurement Advice obtained – Not applicable.

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process - The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection. The background documents would provide the identity of individuals or companies involved in the write off.

Contact Officer: Chris Hesketh                 Tel No. 0161 793 2668

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Overview and Scrutiny Board.

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Hinds                                       Dated: 27th June 2018

Lead Member for Finance & Support Services

 

 

This decision was published on 2nd July 2019.

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 9th July 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.