Decision details

Capital Scheme - Ground Source Heat Pumps

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


This report sought approval for investment in the installation of Ground source Heap Pumps at the Civic Centre and the Council’s four leisure centres at Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk during 2019.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet had previously approved a capital allocation for 2018/19 to assess current energy usage and investigate energy efficiency measures which could be introduced at the Council’s facilities and to its infrastructure, with the aim of reducing energy consumption, using energy more efficiently, reducing the carbon footprint and securing Renewable Heat Incentive funding from the UK Government.  Cabinet was satisfied that this proposal supported the Council’s corporate priorities of caring for the environment and financial sustainability.




That Cabinet approves:-


(1)     a waiver of the Council’s Procurement Procedure Rules for the reasons set out in the report;


(2)     the allocation of the sum of £30,000 for the provision of consultancy services as set out in the report; and


(3)     that further reports be provided to Cabinet as the project develops.

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Publication date: 05/12/2018

Date of decision: 04/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/12/2018