The Director of Resources submitted a report asking committee to consider the future capital programme for this committee following a review of the existing capital programme and the submission of new scheme bids.
For this committee there had originally been eight schemes approved for the financial years 2022/23 to 2024/25, totalling £432,880. Following a review of these schemes there were no proposed amendments identified.
New capital bids had been put forward for 2025/26 and 2026/27. For this committee there had been six new bids totalling £415,100 including a joint bid from the Legal, Planning and Environmental Health departments for a software upgrade for regulatory services. Any bids going forward would be considered alongside all other committee bids by the Budget Working Group and Policy and Finance committee.
Members expressed some concern about bids for 2025/26 that appeared urgent and may need completing before then.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
1. Confirm the schemes in the currently approved capital programme, and
2. Approve all the new capital bids for 2025/26 and 2026/27 to Special Policy and Finance committee to be considered alongside the bids from all committees as part of the Overall Capital Programme.