Decision details

Q4 Performance Monitoring & Budget Report

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update members on Q4 performance and budget, including Revenue Plan and Capital Plan


The Chief Executive Officer considered the Q4 Performance Monitoring & Budget Report and agreed the following, for the reasons set out below in this decision record:
• To approve the proposed funding of £75k from the Strategic Capacity Reserve to develop a full business case for potential investment in solar power generation, as detailed in paragraph 3.64 of the report;
• To recommend to the County Council, the proposed carry forward to 2021/22 of the net capital underspend totalling £13.3m as set out in paragraph 4.14 of the report;
• To approve the financing of capital expenditure as detailed in paragraph 4.16 of the report and Appendix F;
• To approve the proposed acquisition of land on the east side of Beckwith Head Road, Beckwith, Harrogate as detailed in paragraph 4.28 of the report;

Reasons for the decision:

Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee.

Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach will be reviewed by full Council at its July meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer has taken all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Executive Members and has made the decisions set out earlier for the reasons set out in the body of the report – see: Executive Agenda 25 May 2021

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 03/06/2021

Date of decision: 25/05/2021

Effective from: 10/06/2021

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