Salford City Council - Record of Decision

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.