Decision details

Street Lighting (Key Decision)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Decision

 

Cabinet agrees to:

 

1.    The allocation of £100,000 from the Invest to Save Reserve to facilitate the process of converting the General Fund street lights to energy efficient LED as part of a 12-year overall programme

 

2.    The replacement of Housing Revenue Account street lights to energy efficient LED fully funded from the HRA (at a cost of approximately £80,000)

 

3.    The procurement process and award of the contract/s for the works and maintenance (at a whole life contract/s cost of approximately £1,100,000), with authority delegated to the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations

 

4.    Approve the Street Lighting Policy appended to the report of the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations

 

Reasons for decision

 

1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations on the utilisation of the invest to save reserve for energy-efficient LED replacement street lamps

2.    The invest to save bid attached as Appendix A to the report

3.    The proposed street lighting policy attached as Appendix B to the report

4.    Considerations of Cabinet at its meeting on 12 July 2018

5.    Considerations and recommendations of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee

6.    Upgrading the street lighting stock to LED would reduce the Council’s carbon footprint, reduce energy costs and provide a saving on the Council’s maintenance contract

7.    A review conducted by officers in the Finance and Risk Team on the investment options and resulting savings

8.    Arrangements for the provision of conservation street lights where requested by the relevant parish council

9.    The contract would be procured with support of Welland Procurement

10.The 3-month termination clause on the current contract for managing the stock and required transition process with the outgoing contractor managing the existing stock and the new contractor managing the installation of new LEDs

11.The services of Digital Catapult, which had been secured by the Council looking at creating a small network of intelligent street lights

 

Other options considered and rejected

 

Option 1

 

To continue with the current arrangement of ad hoc replacement with no additional investment

 

Option 2

 

Up-front investment of £45,000 which would enable a 13-year programme to replace all street lights with around 150 lights upgraded to LED in year 1

 

Option 3

 

Up-front investment of £200,000 which would enable a 10-year programme to replace all street lights with around 667 lights upgraded to LED in year 1

 

Option 4

 

One-off investment of circa £1,100,000 which would enable the replacement of all street lights with LED

 

Option 5

 

The potential to apply for Salix funding, however, this would require a pay back on the full loan amount in five-years

Publication date: 12/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

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