Decision details

Carbon Action Plan Capital Investment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report on a proposed solar photovoltaic array and tree planting project at Leighton Grange Crewe, as part of the Council’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2025.




That Cabinet


1.    approves that Council land at Leighton Grange as described in figure 1 at the end of the report be allocated for insetting purposes; and


2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director Place to take all necessary actions, including without limitation contract award and the execution of all necessary agreements and ancillary documentation, to implement the following carbon insetting projects:


(a)  the procurement, construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic array connected to the composting plant of approximately 5MW, subject to securing appropriate permissions and connections; and


(b)  the planting of up to seven hectares of natural assets to absorb carbon.


Publication date: 10/02/2021

Date of decision: 02/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 02/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/02/2021

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