Decision Maker: Executive, Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Report of the Director (BA)
The Executive received the report on the delivery of the District Heat Network at South West Exeter, including making a site for an energy centre available on Exeter City Council land at Matford and acquiring unregistered land titles at Mutton Lane.
The Portfolio Holder for Net Zero Exeter 2030 welcomed the report which would help the City Council meet its carbon reduction target and to become carbon neutral by 2030.
RECOMMENDED that Council approve:-
(1) the City Council continuing to support the delivery of a Heat Network to serve Developments in Alphington, Exeter and in Teignbridge district at South West Exeter and the connection of that network to the Energy Recovery Facility including the application of third party funding;
(2) making land available at Matford on a commercial basis for the purposes of an energy centre to provide supplemental and backup heat generation for the District Heat Network at South West Exeter, providing that the Council is satisfied that the network operator has used reasonable endeavours to secure a suitable alternative site and has been unable to do so, and also provided that existing third party rights on the land can be successfully re-negotiated; and
(3) assisting the delivery of the network by acquiring unregistered titles in the vicinity of Mutton Lane, on the basis that its costs will be recovered from the network operator.
Report author: Howard Smith
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Date of decision: 06/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Executive