Decision details

Vehicle Replacement Programme for 2024/25

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To determine which vehicles the Council will purchase, authorise officers to complete the award of contract and to approve the movement of the related capital from provisional to approved.



1.     That the programme of replacement vehicles for 2024-25 be approved, and that the sum of £2.15m be moved from the provisional capital programme to the approved capital programme.


2.     That authority be delegated to the Executive Head of Environmental Services to carry out a compliant procurement process, award the contracts to the successful tenderers, and, in consultation with the Executive Head of Legal & Democratic Services and the Lead Councillor, enter into the relevant contracts.


To allow for the replacement of the waste and garden waste vehicles in 2024.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

To further delay replacement or further investigate viable alternative propulsion, such as EV or hydrogen; however, this would result in delays and increased service reliability risks.

Any conflicts of interest declared:



Report author: Chris Wheeler

Publication date: 24/08/2023

Date of decision: 24/08/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/08/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 01/09/2023

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