Decision details

Four Year Capital Programme 2021/22 And Capital Strategy 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report presents the Council’s four-year Capital Programme for the period 2021 - 2025.


1.    To approve the four-year General Fund Capital Programme budget at £158.1m for the period 2021/22-2024/25 (presented in Table 2 and Appendix 1).


2.    To approve the continuation of rolling programmes for 2021/22 funded from the Council’s mainstream resources. For financial modelling purposes, these programmes are assumed to continue at the same level until 2024/25:




Planned Maintenance/DDA Programme [ECD]


Footways and Carriageways [ENV]


Column Replacement [ENV]


Controlled Parking Zones [ENV]





3.    To delegate approval of the detailed programmes for use of the rolling programmes to the relevant SLT Director in consultation with the Director of Finance and relevant Lead Cabinet Member.


4.    To note the existing mainstream funded schemes previously approved, but now reprofiled to 2021/22 and future years as detailed in Table 3.


5.    To approve the four-year Housing (HRA) Capital Programme at £247.6m for the period 2021/22-2024/25 as set out in Table 5 and Appendix 1.


6.    To delegate the potential application of capital receipts  (up to £4.4m) under the Government’s Flexible Use of Capital Receipts provisions to fund Invest to Save schemes in 2020/21 and 2021/22 (as identified in Appendix 5) and to support potential match-funding opportunities, to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services.


7.    To approve an additional budget envelope of £50m, from 2021/22 onwards, to provide operational flexibility, for taking forward the major projects set out in Capital Strategy. Use of this budget will be subject to Cabinet approval, agreement of funding sources and sign-off of an appropriate business case. 


8.    To approve the Capital Strategy 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 4.


9.    To approve the annual Minimum Revenue Provision policy statement for 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 6.

Report author: Andrew Lord

Publication date: 02/02/2021

Date of decision: 01/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/02/2021

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