Salford City Council - Record of Decision I, Councillor Merry, Leader of the Council, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Paragraph I 9(a) (ii) of the Scheme of Delegation of the Council, do hereby approve the implementation of a Shop Front Improvement Scheme and Footway Improvement Scheme on Liverpool Road, Eccles, between Mather Road and Milton Street. The reasons are that the physical appearance of Liverpool Road, Eccles, indicates a high level of decline and demonstrates that the area is suffering from a poor environment, including the footways, and that the shop frontages are extremely poor and unsightly. Options considered and rejected were to do nothing, which will not encourage investment into the area. The decline will continue, increasing vacancy levels and escalating social and economic costs. Assessment of Risk: Low-Medium. The source of funding is: NRF; Salford City Council Capital Receipts. Legal Advice obtained: Not Required. Financial Advice obtained from Group Accountant. The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:Liverpool Road, Eccles - Strategy Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy Salford's Community Plan Economic Development Strategy 2004-2007 Contact Officer: Ruth Shields Tel No 0161-793-2349 This matter is also subject to consideration by the Lead Member for, and Strategic Director of, Planning, and, accordingly, has been referred to that Lead Member/Strategic Director for a decision. The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Strategy and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee. Signed: J. Merry Dated: 10th January, 2005 Leader of the Council This decision was published on 10th January, 2005. This decision will come in force on 18th January, 2005, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.