Decision details

Ty Coch Solar Farm / Fferm Solar Ty Coch

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To present the Final Business Case, Appendix B, for the delivery of a 3.04MW solar farm at Ty Coch former landfill site and to seek approval to proceed to the next phase of the scheme as described in the report

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to support the Final Business Case, attached as appendix B to the report for the delivery of a 3.04MW solar farm at Ty Coch former landfill site and to give approval to proceed to the next phase of the scheme as described in the report to include:

 

a)        Approval to procure all packages which support the project.

b)        Approval to proceed to Council for provision of a Capital Budget of £2.45m to be financed from a dedicated Public Works Loan Board loan, which will cover development costs to date to be capitalised and build costs to commissioning of the project.

 

Cabinet agreed to allow the Assistant Chief Executive Resources and the Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection to allow commissioning of all contracts should the outcome of the procurement process deliver a positive net financial return to the Council over the life span of the project. If the procurement process determines that the Council would need to contribute to the running costs of the solar farm, a Special Emergency Cabinet will be called to determine the project in light of Council finances and its Climate Change Emergency Declaration.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Report author: Paul Evans

Publication date: 07/01/2020

Date of decision: 07/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Cabinet

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