Decision details

Capital Programme Review and New Bids 2023/24 to 2027/28

Decision Maker: Policy and Finance

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Resources submitted a report asking members to consider the future capital programme for this Committee, covering the period 2023/24 to 2027/28.


Members were reminded that:

·      The Council usually operates a five-year capital programme, but only a three-year capital programme for 2022/23 to 2024/25 was approved last year.

This was due to the Council awaiting the outcome of the Government’s fair funding review before committing to setting a longer-term five-year capital programme.


·      Committees had however submitted capital scheme bids for 2025/26 to 2026/27 as part of last year’s capital programme review.


·      This year, the aim had been to return to a five-year capital programme, covering the period 2023/24 to 2027/28. Therefore, Heads of Service had been asked to review the capital schemes already approved for 2023/24 to 2024/25, review any previously submitted capital scheme bids for 2025/26 to 2026/27; and submit new capital scheme bids for 2027/28.


The report noted that:

·      The proposed amendments to the previously approved capital programme would increase the capital programme by £12,720.


·      If all reviewed bids from the 2021 bidding round and those from the 2022 bidding round were approved, this would increase the proposed capital programme for this committee by £534,300.


·      If all amendments and bids were to be approved, this would result in a proposed capital programme for 2023/24 to 2027/28 for this Committee of fourteen schemes, totalling £753,300.


Members discussed several of the new schemes being proposed.




Considered and proposed a future 5-year capital programme for this Committee’s services of £753,300 for onward recommendation to the Special Policy and Finance Committee meeting for the period 2023/24 to 2027/28, based on:

·   The proposals included in the report; and

·      Any capital bid suggestions and amendments that members wished to make, of which there were none.


Report author: Averil Crowther

Publication date: 08/02/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Policy and Finance

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