Issue details

District Heating - additional connections and LDO renewal

To make decisions to

·  utilise grant funding already awarded on future proofed extensions to the Leeds PIPES district heating network, rather than returning this grant to government.

·  apply for additional support from government for two new strategically important extensions.

·  accept the principle of recovering capital investment from new connections via a long-term standing charge mechanism.

·  Adopt the renewed LDO3 (district heating) until 2025 to facilitate the roll-out of district heating by the council and others. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2022

Decision due: 9 Feb 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Resources

Department: Resources

Contact: Polly Cook, Chief Officer Sustainable Energy and Air Quality Email:

Consultation process

Consultation will take place via scheduled meetings with the Director of Resources. Consultation will also take place via board meetings held with Leeds PipeCo Ltd. The Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development will be briefed as part of regular briefing meetings. PACs and Resources & Housing Financial Management will also be consulted.


Director of Resources.

Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate


Resources & Housing Financial Management.

Leeds District Heating Pipeco Ltd

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate


Agenda items


  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting