Decision details

Guildford Park Road Redevelopment - Action to Secure Electrical Connections and Capacity for the New Development

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



(1)     To authorise immediate payment of £70,106.89 to UK Power Networks (UKPN) to establish the capacity for, and cost of, the electrical connections that will be required for the Guildford Park Road Redevelopment scheme.

(2)     To authorise the Strategic Director: Place, in consultation with the Lead Councillor for Resources, to enter into such agreements as are necessary with UKPN.

(3)     To agree that funding for this payment be brought forward into this financial year from the approved HRA capital programme budget for 2023/24 in respect of this project.

(4)     To agree that the call-in provisions of Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 16 (h) should not apply in respect of the decision in respect of this matter due to its urgency.


Officers consider that authorising this payment now will be of significant benefit to this project in the future. Making the payment will secure electrical capacity for the scheme and shield it from unquantified but potentially significant cost, programme and deliverability risk.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

Option (b) To not authorise officers to make payment to UKPN now.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Rachel Harper

Publication date: 13/12/2022

Date of decision: 12/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/12/2022 - Executive

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