Decision details

Future Investment in the Materials Reclamation Facility and Exton Road

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report regarding the Future Investment of Materials Reclamation Facility and associated works


The Executive received the report on the future investment of the Materials Reclamation Facility (MRF) at Exton Road. In July 2021, the Council agreed to support the procurement, financing, construction and operation of to upgrade the MRF, and since the decision was taken, there had been several impacts beyond the Council’s control affecting that decision.


The report outlined the detailed work undertaken on the project to date, and outlined the predicted costs for upgrading the MRF operations, and sought approval for additional capital financing to meet the requirements of the 15 year service delivery plan.


Members and Non Executive Members discussed the report and, the Executive Members were in support of the recommendations.


RECOMMENDED that Council:-


(1) subject to the identification of sufficient capital receipts to finance the whole project, approve the addition of up to £3.8 million to the Council’s Capital Programme for the purposes of delivering the MRF, which includes the amount previously agreed that would take the project to an agreed budget of £8 million; and


(2) grant delegated authority on the final decision to the Director Finance, in consultation with the Leader, relevant Portfolio Holder and Director of Net Zero and City Management.



Report author: Simon Lane

Publication date: 29/11/2023

Date of decision: 28/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2023 - Executive

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