Agenda and minutes

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Bury Town Hall

Contact: Julie Gallagher  Democratic Services

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Members of Cabinet are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters of the Agenda, and if so, to formally declare that interest.


There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 20th February 2019 are attached.


That the minutes of the meeting held on 20th February 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Public Question Time

Questions are invited from members of the public present at the meeting about the work of the Council and the Council’s services.


Approximately 30 minutes will be set aside for Public Question Time, if required.



No questions were asked under this item.



Highway Safety Inspection Policy pdf icon PDF 89 KB

A report from the Cabinet Member for the Environment is attached.

Additional documents:


The Cabinet Member, Environment submitted a report.  The report recommends the adoption of a new Highway Safety Inspection Policy to improve highway maintenance in Bury.  The Cabinet member reported that a new national code of practice ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’ includes recommendations on highway safety inspection and repair, in recognition of this change GM districts and TfGM have collaborated in the development of an overarching GM Highway Safety Inspection Framework.


Delegated decision:


That Cabinet approves the Highway Safety Inspection Policy for adoption.


Reasons for the decision:


The Council has a duty to maintain the highways defined by statute as maintainable at the public expense or adopted in accordance with statutory adoption procedures. The Policy recommended for adoption will cover highway inspection practices, frequency of inspection and response times for repair, to secure a well-managed highway infrastructure.


Other option considered and rejected:


Option 2 That members seek revisions to the proposed contents of the Highway Safety Inspection Policy prior to adoption. Members to specify the nature of any revisions to be sought.



GM Clean Air Plan Outline Business Case pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Cabinet Member for the Environment will report at the meeting.  Reports and appendices attached.

Additional documents:


The Cabinet Member, Environment provided members with overview of the GM Clean Air Plan outline Business case.  Bury Council is mandated by Government to tackle Nitrogen dioxide exceedances in the borough in the shortest possible time. Consequently Bury Council has been working collectively with all Greater Manchester local authorities and the GMCA coordinated by TfGM, to produce a feasibility study for a GM Clean Air Plan in accordance with Government direction. The report summarises the key features of this feasibility study so far and includes the outline business case which if adopted by Bury Council can be then be submitted  to Government for approval; leading to further stakeholder engagement, consultation and completion of a final business case.


Delegated decisions:

That Cabinet:

        Note that the Council is legally obliged to produce a feasibility study to identify the option which will deliver compliance with the requirement to meet legal limits for nitrogen dioxide following the Secretary of State issuing a direction under the Environment Act 1995;

        Adopt the feasibility study undertaken to date;

        Note that further stakeholder engagement and public consultation is an essential part of the process to help inform and refine ongoing work to produce a Full Business Case by the end of the calendar year;

        Approve the OBC (for submission to the government's Joint Air Quality Unit);

        Require government to provide the financial support necessary to enable the Council to meet its legal limits for nitrogen dioxide;

        Note that despite this council being required to address nitrogen oxide exceedances the government has not yet addressed this issue for its own assets, including Highways England and the motorway network;

        Approve the commencement of the public conversation and engagement activity from 15 May 2019;

        Note that further reports will be submitted to [Executive/Cabinet] on:

o        the proposals for statutory consultation, informed by the outcome of the public conversation and engagement.

o        formal approval of the Full Business Case.

        Agree that TfGM continue with the activity to produce the Full Business Case on their behalf under the direction of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Steering Group; and

        Delegate to the Interim Executive Director, Communities and Wellbeing or nominated officer, in consultation with Councillor Alan Quinn Cabinet Member for Environment, the approval of submission of supplementary information.


Reasons for the decision:


This report and recommendations form part of ongoing work by AGMA, GMCA and TFGM pursuant to the government mandate to comply with legislative requirements on air quality.



Mutually Binding Agreement pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Deputy Leader will report at the meeting.  Report attached.

Additional documents:


The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing presented to Cabinet the Local Care Organisation’s Mutually Binding Agreement.  The report sets out the collaboration agreement for the establishment and operation of the Local Care Organisation as a formal alliance of organisations which have agreed to work together in a single delivery and accountability structure.


The mutually binding agreement will drive development and improvements to the way health and care services are commissioned and delivered in Bury.


Delegated decision:


That Cabinet approve the mutually binding agreement as set out in appendix 1 of the report.


Reasons for the decision:


This agreement is essential for the redesign of Health and Social Care Services, and the delivery of the Locality Plan.  The Locality Plan will drive the reform of services, improve health outcomes, and ensure the wider Health & Social Care economy is sustainable



Appointment of Mayor 2019/2020

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Rishi Shori will report at the meeting.


The Chair reported that Councillor Trevor Holt had been proposed as the Mayor of Bury for 2019/2020.


Recommendation to Council:


That Councillor Trevor Holt be proposed as the Mayor of Bury for 2019/2020.



For Information ****Minutes Of Association Of Greater Manchester Authorities / Greater Manchester Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 519 KB

To consider the minutes of meetings of the AGMA Executive Board and Greater Manchester Combined Authority held on 15th February 2019.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the appropriate resolution under Section 100 (A)(4), Schedule 12(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the reason that the following business involves the disclosure of exempt information as detailed against the item.


Delegated decision:


That in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as detailed in the conditions of category 3.



Strategic Investment (Mcr Airport)

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Rishi Shori will report at the meeting.  Report attached.


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing presented a report to Cabinet setting out the plans for investment into the Manchester Airport Group of companies.  The investment will support continued passenger growthand sets out proposals for the Council together with Manchester and the other eight district Councils within Greater Manchester to invest in and support the proposal.


Delegated decision:

That Cabinet:


1.           Note the proposed arrangements to provide investment by way of purchase of equity in the Manchester Airport Group alongside the other nine district councils, to ensure future growth, details of which are set out in the body of the report;


2.       Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Resources and Regulation and Council Solicitor in consultation with the Leader, to negotiate and finalise the detailed contractual and commercial arrangements in respect of the proposed investment; and


3.       Authorise the Council Solicitor to enter into any necessary agreements or documents to give effect to the above recommendations.


 Reasons for the decision:


The investment will assist with the ongoing development of the airport and secure a positive return for the Council.