Decision details

A Quality Partnership Scheme for buses on the A6 (TR 41)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of the proposal for making a quality partnership scheme on the A6.


The Executive Meeting has


(i) endorsed the proposal for a bus Quality Partnership Scheme on the Manchester – Stockport – Hazel Grove corridor, in agreement that the Partnership will:-


  • contribute to the implementation of the policies set out in the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan (and in particular the bus strategy contained therein);
  • improve the quality of local bus services by bringing benefits to persons using those services;
  • reduce or limit traffic congestion, noise or air pollution


and hence satisfy the requirements for the making of a scheme under the Transport Act 2000;


(ii) approved the Council entering into an arrangement with Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council for the making of the Quality Partnership Scheme;


(iii) delegated authority to enter into the Voluntary Partnership Agreement associated with the Quality Partnership Scheme to the Corporate Director of Place in consultation with the Executive Councillor (Transportation);


(iv) agreed that the necessary actions be taken to seek to allow local authority officers or their contractors to undertake bus lane enforcement.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes

Decision Reference: ED1340

Forward Plan Reference: TR41

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) carried consultation out in 2010/11.

Contact: Ian Thompson, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4804, Sue Stevenson, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4351.

Publication date: 05/10/2011

Date of decision: 03/10/2011

Decided at meeting: 03/10/2011 - Executive

Effective from: 12/10/2011

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