Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Executive (at meetings or by individual Executive Members) since May 2013.

Officer decisions are also included in this section. Planning and Building Control decisions can be found in the planning section of the Council's website.

Decisions published

21/02/2024 - Glebelands Road, Sale - Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme ref: 1311    Recommendations Approved

It is considered that the proposed new traffic calming would help improve safety for all road users over a wider area than the original proposal.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Place

Decision published: 14/03/2024

Effective from: 21/02/2024

Decision:

1.    That authorisation be given to advertise the intention to introduce additional ‘speed cushions’ as detailed in the Schedule to this report and that, if no objections are maintained, the measures be implemented as soon as is practicable.

 

2.    That any objections maintained be reported back for consideration.


21/02/2024 - STRATEGIC LAND REVIEW LAND PROGRAMME UPDATE - PART 1 ref: 1307    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 21/02/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 23/02/2024

Effective from: 29/02/2024

Decision:

 

1. Note the outcome of the 2023/24 Land Sales Programme. 

 

2. Approve the Disposal Programme for 2024/25 as set out in the report and note the sites that have been earmarked for disposal / development.

 

3. Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Place to:

 

a.    Negotiate and accept bids in consultation with the Director of Finance and Systems and the Director of Legal and Governance for all sites listed on the Disposal Programme.

b.    Engage external resources where this will assist in implementing the programme, including a professional team where reasonably required to support a development project.

c.     Commission, submit and/or authorise as appropriate:

i)       any applications for planning permission on any properties included in the programme where this will assist in marketing and/or add value, or in any case where the Council is proposing to redevelop the site whether directly or in partnership with another party.

ii)      any surveys/investigations where such surveys will reduce the risks associated with redevelopment, add value to the capital receipt /revenue return and/or assist with the preparation, submission and resolution of any planning permission application, or any other usual pre-development survey or investigation.

iii) any feasibility study or design for the site and or premises in association with either obtaining a planning consent or as part of options appraisal.

iv) any demolitions or physical alterations that will either reduce the risks associated with holding the premises or accelerate the sale/redevelopment and/or add value to the capital receipt/revenue return.

d. Offset eligible disposal costs against capital receipts in accordance with capital regulations.

e. Advertise the intention to dispose of a site in the event that it comprises open space as defined by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in accordance with the relevant statutory procedure, and if any objections are received, to refer to the relevant portfolio holder for consideration in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment and Regulatory Services.

f. Acquire adjacent land or property where the acquisition will either add value to the overall development or de-risk the disposal/development of the Council asset.

g. Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration and the Director of Finance and Systems, to add or substitute sites into the programme during the year including sites with a value of over £499,999.

h. Transfer sites from Category 1 to Category 2, and vice versa

i.  Commission security services.

j.  Authorise alternative methods of disposal where appropriate.

k. Authorise community engagement and consultations where the Corporate Director of Place deems it necessary or advantageous.

l.  In relation to any site currently in development or any site which commences development during this programme, agree any licence or approve the grant of any easement or lease or any other disposal, including where that disposal taken in isolation would constitute a disposal at undervalue, which is designed or intended to implement or facilitate the development.

m. Authorise marketing, pricing and disposal strategies and authorise the sale of plots, either individually or in blocks, including where the anticipated or actual capital receipt exceeds £499,999.

 

4.  Delegate authority to the Director of Legal and Governance in consultation with the Corporate Director of Place and, where appropriate, the Director for Finance and Systems, to finalise and enter into all legal agreements required to implement the Disposal Programme for 2024/2025.

 


21/02/2024 - EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSE TO SCRUTINY COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR 2024/25 ref: 1306    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 21/02/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 23/02/2024

Effective from: 21/02/2024

Decision:

That the Executive’s response to the Scrutiny Committee be approved.

 


21/02/2024 - CAPITAL STRATEGY, ASSET INVESTMENT STRATEGY, CAPITAL PROGRAMME AND PRUDENTIAL & LOCAL INDICATORS 2024/27 ref: 1305    For Determination

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 21/02/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 21/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

 

 

That Executive approves the: -

1.         Capital Programme as detailed in Section 2 and Appendix 1

2.         Schemes to be undertaken from the “block” budget allocations reported in

            paragraph 14 and detailed in the updated Appendix 2.

 

That Executive recommends the Council to approve:-

3.         The Capital Strategy including Prudential and Local Indicators in Section 1.

4.         The overall Capital Programme in the sum of £413.15m for the period

            2024/27 comprising £154.56m in respect of the General Capital Programme

           (as detailed in Section 2) and an Asset Investment Strategy gross expenditure

           budget of £258.59m for the period 2024/27 and continues to work within the

           previously approved budget envelope of £500m.

5.         The continuation of the existing Asset Investment Strategy included in

            Appendix 3

6.         The flexible use of capital receipts as detailed in Capital Strategy (Section 2

            paragraph 9)

 

 


12/02/2024 - AMENDMENT TO COMPLIANCE DATE FOR HACKNEY CARRIAGE AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE AGE AND EMISSION STANDARDS ref: 1304    Recommendations Approved

The Council’s current hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licensing policy was adopted on the 22 November 2023 and gave delegated authority to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Communities and Safety, to bring the implementation date for vehicle age and emission standards (for existing licensed vehicles) forward from 1 April 2026 should it be deemed appropriate in support of the Clean Air agenda.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Place

Decision published: 21/02/2024

Effective from: 12/02/2024

Decision:

That the following amendments to the compliance date for vehicle age and emissions standards, be approved in order to ensure that Trafford licensed vehicles meet the minimum emissions standards:

 

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Age Standard

 

   Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) – must be less than 10 years old

   PHV Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles – must be less than 15 years old

   Purpose built Hackney Carriage Vehicles – must be less 15 years old

   To remove the exceptional condition (age) test.

 

That the standard be implemented for new to licence vehicles from the 1 December 2023 and that the existing fleet be compliant with the policy standard by 31 December 2025, which will mean that from the 1 January 2025 a vehicle licence will not be renewed if the vehicle does not meet this standard.

 

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Emission Standard

 

To require licensed vehicles to be compliant with the current Euro emissions standard - (Petrol Euro 4 - vehicles registered from 1 January 2006) and (Diesel Euro 6 - vehicles registered from September 2015):

 

   For new to licence vehicles from the 1 January 2022; and for the existing fleet vehicles are compliant with the policy standard by 31 December 2025*, which will mean that from the 1 January 2025 a vehicle licence will not be renewed if the vehicle does not meet this standard.

 

    *vehicle must also be compliant with the age policy.

Lead officer: Joanne Boyle


15/09/2023 - Lyndhurst Avenue / Davyhulme Road, Urmston - Proposed No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions ref: 1302    Recommendations Approved

Problems caused by on-street parking at the Lyndhurst Avenue / Davyhulme Road junction have been the subject of complaints made by residents to the Council.

 

Parking at the junction obscures visibility for all road users using Lyndhurst Avenue / Davyhulme Road junction. It is considered that the junction would benefit from the introduction of junction protection and that its introduction will alleviate the obstructive and hazardous parking currently taking place.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Place

Decision published: 21/02/2024

Effective from: 15/09/2023

Decision:

 

1.          That authorisation be given to advertise the intention to introduce the Traffic Regulation Order as detailed in the Schedule to the report and that, if no objections are maintained, the Order be made and implemented in whole or in part, as soon as is practicable.

 

2.     That any objections maintained be reported back for consideration.

Lead officer: Dorothy Stagg


23/01/2024 - Grosvenor Road and Urban Drive, Altrincham - Proposed Disabled Residents' Permit Parking Spaces ref: 1301    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to introduce disabled residents’ permit parking bays on Grosvenor Road and Urban Drive, Altrincham.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Place

Decision published: 20/02/2024

Effective from: 23/01/2024

Decision:

1.    That the introduction of disabled residents’ permit parking bays on Grosvenor Road and Urban Drive, Altrincham be approved.

 

2.    That authorisation be given to advertise the intention of making the Traffic Regulation Order referred to in the schedules to the report and, if no objections are maintained, that the Order be made, in whole or in part, and the proposals implemented.

 

 3.  That a consultation be carried out with nearby residents in each location.

Lead officer: Dorothy Stagg


15/02/2024 - Determination of the 2025 Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools and Approval of Associated Documents ref: 1303    Recommendations Approved

The Local Authority (LA), in its role as the Admission Authority for community and voluntary controlled schools, is required to determine the 2025 admission arrangements for these schools by 28 February 2024:

 

a)     Trafford Primary/Infant/Junior Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools - 2025 admission arrangements

 

b)     Lostock High School – 2025 Admission Arrangements

 

c)     2025 Community School Published Admission Numbers (PAN)

 

d)     Co-ordinated Admission Schemes – Primary and Secondary

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 16/02/2024

Effective from: 24/02/2024

Decision:

1.     That the 2025 admission arrangements, be approved as set out in Annexes A, B and C.

       

        Annex A   2025 Community School Published Admission Numbers (PAN).

        Annex B   Trafford Primary/Infant/Junior Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools – 2025 Admission Arrangements.

        Annex C   Lostock High School – 2025 Admission Arrangements

 

2.     That the Schemes, as proposed in Annexes D and E, be approved:

 

        Annex D   2025 Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme (Primary)

        Annex E   2025 Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme (Secondary)

 

3.     That the consultation comments and responses, be noted.

Lead officer: Sarah Butters


26/01/2024 - Various Roads - Proposed Restriction of Waiting and No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions: Consideration of Objections ref: 1300    Recommendations Approved

One Trafford Partnership has received a number of complaints in recent years with regards to missed bin collections due to localised parking issues across Trafford. This has led to particular attention being paid to addressing such issues by the production of a priority list of sites or ‘hot spots’ where continual complaints are received with regards to this issue.

 

As a result, in collaboration with the OneTrafford Waste Management Team, seven sites have been identified for prioritisation of parking restrictions.

The proposal seeks to introduce both ‘Restriction of Waiting’ and ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ measures in the form of yellow lines to deter the reported parking issues and to improve accessibility for refuse collection vehicles along with more generalised access for pedestrians and motorists alike.

 

The formal advertisement of the proposals was undertaken on 10 May 2023 for three weeks where 18 objections and 4 representations containing other comments and/or support were received. Letters were delivered to some 153 householders across the 7 sites.

 

Having considered the representations received, approval is sought to introduce the scheme with minor amendments.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Highways, Environmental, and Traded Services

Decision published: 14/02/2024

Effective from: 22/02/2024

Decision:

1)     That the results of the consultation and objections received be noted.

 

2)     That following careful consideration of the objections and comments received, authorisation be given to make and introduce the Traffic Regulation Order with minor modifications, as detailed in the Schedules within the report, and as shown on drawing numbers E9263-01 Rev 1, E9263-02, E9263-03 Rev 1, E9263-04, E9263-05 Rev 1, E9263-06 Rev A and E9263-07 as soon as is practicable.

 

3)      That the objectors be informed of the decision made.

Lead officer: Dorothy Stagg


06/02/2024 - Fair Price for Care ref: 1288    Recommendations Approved

Every year the Council awards an inflationary uplift to the adult social care providers in line with our statutory responsibility to maintain a stable adult social care market. 

 

The Council commenced a consultation exercise on proposals with the adult social care market from 22 November to 22 December 2023. However, as a result of the Provisional Local Government Financial settlement, the Council had to revise its proposals.

 

Revised proposals have now been formulated and the Council’s intention is to consult with the market on the revised proposals in line with its statutory responsibilities.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Health and Care

Decision published: 14/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

Decision:

 

1.     That the revised proposal, as detailed in the report, be approved.

 

2.     That the proposal to commence consultation with our adult social care providers on the revised proposed inflationary uplift for the next financial year, as detailed in the report, be approved.

 

3.     That the urgency provisions in respect of this decision, as detailed in the report, be noted and the decision be classified as urgent and exempt from call-in.

 

4.     That it be noted that a further report will be presented to the Executive for consideration and determination following the conclusion of the consultation exercise.

Lead officer: Karen Ahmed


12/02/2024 - Crossford Bridge 3G Pitch Project ref: 1299    Recommendations Approved

Trafford Council has been successful in bidding for £1 million of funding from the Football Foundation to install a new full sized 3G pitch at Crossford Bridge in Sale. The project is part of Trafford Council’s capital investment into new and improved football facilities.

 

The grant was formally accepted by the Council on 26January 2024 and  approval is sought to enter into the building contract and progress the project to the commencement of construction until completion.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Leisure, Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 21/02/2024

Decision:

1)     That the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance, be delegated authority to negotiate and agree the terms of any agreements, contracts and appointments in connection with the relevant contractors and specialists required to deliver the project and to enter into the necessary agreements, contracts and appointments.

 

2)     That the Director of Legal and Governance be delegated authority to enter and sign and/or seal the said agreements and contracts on behalf of the Council.