Decision details

Summary of New Capital Proposals considered by Officer Capital Strategy Group

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report summarises proposed amendments to the Capital Programme considered by the Capital Strategy Group.


(a)      Refurbishment of Bob Elliot House




(i)             Cabinet approve the proposed spend of £0.718 million for the refurbishment of the communal areas within Bob Elliot House which will be funded from the HRA Major Repairs Reserve and approve the amendment to the capital programme to include the spend in 2024-25;

(ii)            Cabinet approve the use of the Major Repairs Reserve of £0.218 million in 2024-25 for the refurbishment of Bob Elliot House; and

(iii)          Cabinet note that the use of the remaining £0.500 million was approved by Cabinet in February 2024.


(b)      Fire Control Replacement


(i)             Cabinet approve the proposed spend of £2.000 million for the replacement of the Fire Control system which will be funded by the Council. Note that the project already exists in the capital programme with a budget of £2.000 million;

(ii)            Cabinet note the total full year increase in revenue expenditure to fund the ongoing provision of the Fire Control System of £0.430 million and that a budget pressure template will be submitted as part of the 2025-26 budget construction exercise requesting £0.148 million in 2025-26 and £0.282 million in 2026-27; and

(iii)          authority be delegated to the Chief Fire Officer to enter into the contract for the replacement of the Fire Control Emergency Call Handling and Mobilising System on the basis that recommendation ii is approved.

Report author: Gemma Simpson

Publication date: 09/07/2024

Date of decision: 09/07/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 15/07/2024

Call-in deadline date: 14/07/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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