Decision details

Ground Source Heat Pumps: Project Closure

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


This report provided an update on the detailed feasibility study undertaken in relation to the introduction of Ground Source Heat Pumps at Civic Centre and the Council’s four leisure centres at Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk Sowerby. 


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that the findings from the feasibility study showed that the scheme would not sufficiently underpin the Council’s financial sustainability and therefore did not support the Council’s service requirements and did not contribute to the achievement of the priorities set out in the Council Plan.




That Cabinet approves that:-


(a)     the project is closed due to the long payback period not being financially viable;


(b)     the costs of £29,045 are transferred to revenue in accordance with paragraph 6.1 of the report; and


(c)     in due course further work be undertaken to identify the best options going forward in managing the plant and equipment of the Council’s assets.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Hannah Heinemann, Head of Service - Commercial and Programme Management Email:

Report author: Hannah Heinemann

Publication date: 03/07/2019

Date of decision: 02/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/07/2019

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