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 recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

23/01/2023 - CHANGES TO ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ref: 1196    For Determination

The report provides an update on the progress achieved in ongoing discussions and negotiations in relation to the One Trafford Partnership between the Council and Amey LG in accordance with a contract entered into in 2015 (Contract), specifically as they relate to the Waste Minimisation Team and business support.

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023


23/01/2023 - UPDATE ON RESPONSE TO SCRUTINY GYPSY, ROMA, AND TRAVELLER TASK AND FINISH GROUP REPORT ref: 1188    For Determination

The Scrutiny Committee considered the issue of visits by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people in Trafford following several temporary encampments in the Summer of 2021. A Task and Finish Group was established and reported its findings in March 2022; those findings were considered by the executive in June and a decision was agreed to explore temporary stopping places.

 

The report sets out the practical and operational considerations connected with identifying and managing such temporary facilities and recommends plans be progressed on a site in Old Trafford on a trial basis.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1)    That the feasibility considerations relevant to the creation of a Temporary Stopping Place be noted.

2)    That plans for a Temporary Stopping Place at Boyer Street be subject to local consultation.

3)    That delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Members for Housing and Neighbourhoods and Environmental Services, to make the decision on whether to proceed following consultation and, if appropriate, all subsequent steps in developing a Temporary Stopping Place be approved.

4)    That a review of the site’s operation, if it is progressed, following the first summer season be approved.


23/01/2023 - GREATER MANCHESTER MINIMUM LICENSING STANDARDS FOR TAXI<br/>AND PRIVATE HIRE STAGE 2 VEHICLES ref: 1194    For Determination

To propose amendments to the implementation date for the hackney carriage and private hire age and emissions standards for existing Trafford licensed vehicles, which were proposed as part of the Greater Manchester Minimum Licensing Standards project and adopted by Council on the 24th November 2021. 

 

It is proposed that that the compliance date is extended from 1st April 2024 to 1st April 2026, and that there is also a contingency (through a delegated decision) to further extend this compliance date to 1st April 2027 if appropriate.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1)    That the report be noted.

2)    That the Executive recommends Council approves the following;

 

·       That the implementation dates for age limits for existing licensed vehicles are amended as per Standard 2 in Table B, within section 6 of the report;

 

·       That the implementation dates for emission standards for existing licensed vehicles are amended as per Standard 3 in Table B, within section 6 of the report;

 

·       That the decision to further amend the implementation dates for age limits and emission standards for existing licensed vehicles, as per Standard 2 and Standard 3 in Table C, within section 6 of the report, are delegated to the Corporate Director, Place in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods, where there are further delays to the introduction of the Clean Air Plan and the taxi funding support package, and it would not be appropriate to introduce the implementation dates in Table B of the report.


23/01/2023 - FAIR PRICE FOR CARE ref: 1193    For Determination

Every year the Council sets a Fair Price for Care which determines the bed rate for residential and nursing care and the hourly rate for homecare for the following financial year.

 

This report summarises the consultation responses and recommends inflationary uplifts for 2023/2024.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1)    That the outcome of the consultation be noted

2)    Considers the response to the consultation

3)    That the following fee rates be approved for implementation from April 2023:

 

·                 Homecare : 8.74% inflationary uplift  -  this equates to £19.66 p/hr for framework homecare providers.

·                 Residential and Nursing Care Homes : 9.17% inflationary uplift

·                 Residential Bed Rate: £657.90

·                 Nursing Bed Rate:       £735.43

 

4)    The Executive confirm that in approving the above, it has taken into consideration the Council’s Public Sector Equality duty.


23/01/2023 - PARKS TENNIS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ref: 1192    For Determination

Enabling residents to access spaces and places to be active comes at a cost, which needs to be met and sustained. Without a structured and sustainable plan for the borough’s parks tennis courts they will deteriorate and become unusable.

 

The recommendation is to seek LTA Investment and move to a sustainable operating model LTA investment along with the of introduction of a charge, access gates and specialist providers will require significant change and engagement with residents. Given the demand data provided by the LTA, good quality courts and a structured programme of activity and promotion will drive more residents to these courts and into the parks that host them, increasing the opportunity for residents to engage in other activities in the borough’s parks.

 

The Parks Tennis Investment programme provides the Council potentially with a one-off opportunity for significant investment into parks courts and to holistically consider the best way to offer tennis now and for future generations.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1.    That the implementation of a sustainable operating model as set out in this report, including the introduction of a charging policy be approved.

2.    That the delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Place to procure an operator and to agree the terms of the LTA funding and finalise the terms of any funding agreement be approved.

3.    That the delegation of authority to the Director of Legal and Governance to enter into any documents required to implement the above decisions.


23/01/2023 - MOVING TRAFFIC OFFENCES ref: 1187    For Determination

The report seeks to gain approval from members on applying to the Secretary of State for Transport for powers to allow enforcement of moving traffic offences in accordance with Part 6 of Traffic Management Act 2004 legislation.

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

  1. That the submission of an application to the Secretary of State for Transport to allow the Council to utilise powers under Part 6 of Traffic Management Act legislation relative to Moving Traffic Offences be approved.

 

  1. That the use of powers that allows postal penalties to be used together with future use of approved devices for Civil Enforcement of parking as detailed in section 9 and 10 of the report be approved.

 

  1. That the delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Place and Director of Legal & Governance and Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment Services, in relation to any amendments that maybe required as part of the submission for the application for powers be approved.

 

  1. That the delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Environmental Services, to propose and implement any new locations for enforcement in the future in accordance with the consultation requirements of the Act and as set out in Section 8 be approved.

 


23/01/2023 - BUSINESS RATES RELIEF (AUTUMN BUDGET MEASURES) AND COUNCIL TAX ref: 1189    For Determination

The report sets out a number of changes related to the discretionary Business Rates reliefs announced as part of the Autumn Budget and Council Tax Support awards.  Although the Council intends to follow the government guidance in implementing the changes, as some of the measures are discretionary, an Executive decision is required before the Council can implement the changes.  In summary, the discretionary changes are:

 

  • Business Rates 2023 Supporting Small Business (SSB) scheme and an extension, with an increase,  to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (RHL) scheme
  • A Council Tax Support Fund to provide additional support to residents in receipt of Local Council Tax Support (CTS)

 

The cost of the scheme will be fully funded through a Section 31 grant. 

 

In addition, the report proposes a minor change to the wording in the current Council Tax Support Scheme due to a Valuation Tribunal matter.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1)    That the use of proposed relief and support schemes as detailed in the report in line with the government guidance be approved;

2)    That the proposed eligibility criteria as detailed in the report be approved;

3)    That the minor wording changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme be approved.


23/01/2023 - ALTRINCHAM TOWN CENTRE ref: 1195    For Determination

The management agreement for Altrincham Market expires in December 2023 and the Council therefore needs to commence a process to re-procure the management of the market. The report sets out the process that will be followed. A further report will be brought to Executive to confirm the outcome of the process and to seek approval to award the new contract(s).

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023


23/01/2023 - REAL LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATION ref: 1190    Recommendations Approved

The report provides an update on the current position, planned action and timeframe, ahead of the Real Living Wage Accreditation application in January 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1)             That the necessary work as detailed in the report undertaken to prepare Trafford Council to make a Real Living Wage (RLW) Accreditation application be noted;

2)             That the associated expenditure of circa. £25,000 in 2022/2023 which will be split 50/50 between the Council and schools be noted;

3)             That the annual accreditation fee detailed in the report be noted; and

4)             That the proposal to submit a RLW Accreditation application in January 2023 as detailed in the report be approved.

 


23/01/2023 - PARKING ENFORCEMENT CONTRACT AWARD - PART I ref: 1185    For Determination

Trafford’s existing contract for Parking Enforcement services; Cash Collection/Pay and Display machine maintenance expires on 31st March 2023. The report details the procurement process of retendering the contract agreed by Salford, Tameside, and Trafford Councils and sets out the details of the proposal to award a new ten-year contract (incorporating an initial term of 5 years with an optional extension period of 2 years, plus a further 2 years and a final year) with a commencement date of 1st April 2023.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

1) That the Content of the report be noted.

2) That the proposal to award the contract for the provision of parking enforcement and ancillary services to the winning bidder be approved.

3) That the delegation of authority to the Corporate Director for Place, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systems, to agree final terms of the contract with the winning bidder be approved.

4) That the delegation of authority to the Director of Legal and Governance to enter into contracts as required to implement these recommendations be approved.