Decision details

Proposed Capital Programme for 2024/25 for the Strategy and Resources Policy Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Executive Director Neighbourhood Services submitted a report setting out the key priority areas for capital investment for the Strategy and Resources Policy Committee relating to Essential Compliance and Maintenance and provides an overview of potential projects and priorities for the years 2024 to 2029, together with an overview of anticipated developments and challenges up to 2052.


The Committee is asked to endorse the general approach to inform the Council’s overarching Capital Strategy (which will be brought to Full Council for approval in March 2024)




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Strategy and Resources Policy Committee:-




(a) endorses the proposals set out in the report now submitted; and


(b) notes that the proposals will now be included in the draft Capital Strategy to be submitted to Full Council for approval in March 2024 and, if approved:


(1) Officers will work with Members to consult with relevant stakeholders (including with partners, staff, trades unions [if required] and in respect of equalities and climate change) on the proposals in this report to inform final project proposals;


(2) Officers will work to develop any necessary detailed implementation plans for the proposals in this report so that the proposals can be implemented as planned; and


(3) Approval for detailed proposals will be sought as part of the monthly capital approval cycle by the Finance Committee.




Reasons for Decision




Members are asked to note the unsustainable financial position highlighted by the medium-term financial analysis presented to Strategy and Resources Committee in September 2023. This report and its recommendations set out how capital projects can continue to be developed and delivered, despite the limited resources available and continue to deliver quality infrastructure for the people of Sheffield.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The Council is required to both set a balanced budget and to ensure that in-year income and expenditure are balanced. Committee is invited to comment upon and endorse the current proposals to form part of the Council’s wider Capital Strategy for 2024/25.


Report author: Tom Smith

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Date of decision: 24/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2024 - Strategy and Resources Policy Committee

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