Decision details

Go Ultra Low West (GULW) OLEV Fleet Electrification

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment, Leader of the Council

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the secured funding for the period of the GULW project to March 2021 which will support the conversion of Council fleet vehicles to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles.


The Cabinet Member agrees that Option 1 the preferred option is approved and adopted.  The Option one was to:


Approve expenditure using the fully secured GULW funding of £136k for the period of the project to March 2021 which will enable the conversion of up to 17 of the Council’s fleet to ULEVs.  As the appropriate capital schemes come forward for approval this funding will be transferred to those programme items.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 (the preferred option) is to approve the secured funding towards the replacement of the vehicles.


This ensures they can be replaced through OLEV grant funding as electric vehicles rather than petrol or diesel replacements through Council own funds. 

Alternative options considered:

The other options considered are listed below: -

  Option 2 - Return this funding to the sub-region or to OLEV –and replace old fleet vehicles with new petrol vehicles using identified capital funding.

  Option 3 - Return this funding to the sub-region or to OLEV and replace old fleet vehicles with new ULEV vehicles funded from Council reserves and identified capital funding.

Option 2 was rejected on the grounds that it will not satisfy the Council’s commitments to reducing emissions, improving air quality, or meeting the government target to remove petrol fuelled vehicles from our roads by 2040.

Option 3 was rejected as it would have long term financial implications for the Council.

Publication date: 05/04/2018

Date of decision: 05/04/2018

Effective from: 13/04/2018

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