In deciding whether a nomination of a person or event to be commemorated with a plaque under this scheme, an openly-published set of criteria will be applied:
To commemorate a person, at least ten years should have passed since their death. They should be:
To commemorate an event:
Urban Vision will be responsible for assessing the costs and carrying out the installation of the plaque. Applicants under the scheme must ensure that they have sufficient funds in place before their application can be considered. In order that your application can be processed you must provide confirmation that you or the organisation which you represent will pay all costs and any fees incurred. Please tick the box on the online application form to provide this confirmation.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to comply with all relevant planning requirements. Formal consent from the planning authority will be required if any plaque is to be erected on a listed building, and there may also be constraints where the building is in a conservation area.
A plaque can only be erected with the formal consent of the building owner. The consent of all parties who have a relevant legal interest in the site of the proposed plaque will be required. All applications must be accompanied by a building consent form to confirm that the owner of the building on which the plaque is requested to be installed, and any other parties with a relevant legal interest in the site, have given their consent. The building consent form is available to download below.
Once it is installed, any plaque becomes part of the property of the owner of the building, regardless of the status of the group or individual responsible for its installation or funding, unless a formal agreement is signed by the building owner states otherwise. The owner of the building should be encouraged to carefully consider the proposal before making a decision which will affect themselves as well as subsequent owners, occupants and tenants.
Maintenance of commemorative plaques installed under the scheme will be the responsibility of the building owner. Salford City Council, Salford Community Leisure and Urban Vision will not be liable or responsible for the maintenance, repair or renewal of the plaque.
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This page was last updated on 7 April 2016