Decision details

Application for funding from the Public Sector Heat Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 3c

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Managing our Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Application for funding from the Public Sector Heat Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 3c. This is a fund for works to corporate buildings to replace heating systems with low carbon technology.
This application is in preparation so the exact sum to be requested is not yet know.


To submit an application to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 3c.

This funding stream is being made available by Government department Business Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide public sector bodies with access to funding to support heat decarbonisation schemes in their properties.

Reasons for the decision:

A decision has been made to submit a grant application to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 3c, to undertake the installation of low carbon heating (Air Source Heat Pumps) in 6 corporate properties. Should the application be successful the work will be undertaken between the date of acceptance of the offer and the 31st March 2026 in line with the grant T&Cs.

Please note that the decision was taken under urgent provision and call-in exemption because:
The intention to make this key decision has been published on the Forward Plan for the requisite 28 clear day period.

Due to the timescales around pulling the feasibilities together for the application, the costs for these have only just become known. It has therefore not been possible to publish a report 5 clear working days in advance of the decision being taken. Furthermore, the grant application needs to be submitted as soon as the grant portal opens on Tuesday 10 October 202, as the portal will become oversubscribed almost as soon as it opens. This matter therefore required an urgent decision by the Executive Member for Managing our Environment, and cannot reasonably be deferred, to enable the timely consideration and progress of this matter, and as a consequence of the urgency of the timescales, the matter cannot be subject to the call in period. Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 16 enables matters to be determined on an urgency basis and be exempt from call-in, where any delay likely to be caused by the call-in process would seriously prejudice the Council’s or the public interest.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 09/10/2023

Date of decision: 06/10/2023

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