Decision details

Capital Programme 2023/24

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To recommend to Council the annual budget.


RECOMMENDED to Council that:


1.     The General Fund Capital Programme of £14.987m for 2023/24 in respect of

those schemes listed in Annexes A – D of the Executive Director: Resources report, of which £6.621m be funded from Council resources.


2.     They approve the inclusion of £8.366m of expenditure to be externally funded

(including £2.930m of S106 funding) as outlined in paragraph 5.19 of the Executive Director: Resources report.


3.     Those schemes that attract external grant funding are included within the Capital Programme at the level of funding received.


4.     They Agree that capital schemes that require external funding can only

proceed once the Council is certain of receiving the grant.


5.     The inclusion of an additional budget of £1m for Invest to Save schemes.



Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for the recommendations are set out in the report.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative options are considered in the report.

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 50s 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: 07/02/2023

Date of decision: 07/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 15/02/2023

Accompanying Documents: