Decision details

Capital Programme 2022/23

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Transformation & Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Council’s budget proposals for budget consultation.




1          An increase in the 2021/22 budget for the existing Time Square Community Hub capital scheme of £0.140m for improvements to the Council Chamber be supported;


2          A Council funded capital programme of £9.309m for 2022/23 as detailed in paragraph 5.19 and summarised in Annex A of the Executive Director: Resources’ report, including the new schemes listed in Annexes B – C be approved for consultation;


3          The inclusion of £7.037m of expenditure to be externally funded (including £1.113m of S106 funding) as outlined in paragraph 5.20 be approved for consultation;


4          The inclusion of an additional budget of £1m for Invest-to-Save schemes be approved for consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for the recommendations are set out in the Executive Director’s report.

Alternative options considered:

The final budget proposals will include consideration of any alternative options highlighted during the required consultation period.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Council's annual budget

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of Resources

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Targeted consultation exercises will be undertaken with business rate payers, the Over 50's Forum, the Schools Forum, Parish Councils and voluntary organisations. In addition, this report and all the supporting information will be publicly available to any individual or group who wish to comment on any proposal included within it. Internal consultation is via officers, members and more specifically the Overview and Scrutiny Commission and its panels.


Business rate payers, the Over 50's Forum, the Schools Forum, Parish Councils and voluntary organisations.

Contact: Calvin Orr, Head of Finance & Business Services Email: Tel: 01344 352125.

Report author: Calvin Orr

Publication date: 14/12/2021

Date of decision: 14/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 22/12/2021

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