Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the business case and proceed to implementation of the replacement of existing street lights with LED technology and the potential for control by Central Management System.
Further to Minute No. 22, 21st June 2017, the Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to the design and implementation of a scheme to convert existing street lighting to LED (light emitting diode) technology. The report also considered the added benefit of incorporating ‘Smart City’ remote connectivity (Central Management System (CMS)) to the street lights at the same time and sought authority to conclude contract negotiations with the Street Lighting PFI provider and implement the conversion of street lights to LED technology.
Responding to a Member’s enquiry, Board Members were assured that liaison would take place with Ward Councillors regarding any operational and roll out proposals.
The Board discussed the proposals to introduce ‘Smart City’ capabilities as part of the initiative, with Members considering the implications of this and receiving further information on what the ‘Smart City’ technology would achieve.
The Chair welcomed Dr Paul Marchant, Leeds Beckett University, who was in attendance at the meeting, with it being noted that related technical data had been submitted by Dr Marchant to Board Members, and that such correspondence would be taken into consideration in the development of the programme, as appropriate.
(a) That having considered the submitted information, the business case to invest in the conversion of street lights to LED, at an estimated cost of £25.4m, be approved;
(b) That having considered the submitted information, the business case and additional benefits to invest in the conversion of street lights to LED with remote control (CMS) at an estimated additional cost of £5m, be approved, subject to assurances from the CMS provider that the data collected can be made openly available to the Council;
(c) That approval be given to inject £25.4m into the Capital Programme, with ‘approval to spend’ also being granted, in order to deliver the conversion of 86,000 street lighting units to LED technology;
(d) That approval be given to inject an additional £5m into the Capital Programme, with ‘approval to spend’ also being granted, in order to add ‘Smart City’ remote control (CMS);
(e) That the Director of City Development be granted approval and the necessary authority to conclude the contractual changes required in the Street Lighting PFI contract (and to agree any related or ancillary documents); with the Director also being provided with the necessary authority to implement the conversion to LED street lighting with or without remote control;
(f) That it be noted that the Chief Officer Highways and Transportation will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.
(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillor Golton required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Full public / open consultation complete
Open / publicly available
Contact: Ian Moore, Highways Officer 0113 385 3120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Ian Moore
Publication date: 22/10/2018
Date of decision: 17/10/2018
Decided at meeting: 17/10/2018 - Executive Board
Effective from: 27/10/2018