Issue details

Streetlighting LED Conversion Project

The Streetlighting Light Emitting Diode (LED) Conversion Project aims to convert all of the County Council owned Street Lighting Asset Luminaires to LEDs and introduce a Central Monitoring System to allow the remote operation of lighting.


In July 2019, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure approved the capital allocation and delegated authority to approve the changes to the Street Lighting Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract.


Delays have arisen as a result of lengthy negotiations about the Deed of Variation which is required to amend the PFI contract to allow the installation of LEDs. Cost increases have occurred due to inflationary pressures since the above decision was made. In February 2023, following discussions with suppliers, the County Council re-evaluated the costs required to deliver this project and identified a shortfall.


The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport will be asked to approve an additional budget allocation in order to allow the project to proceed.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/03/2023

Decision due: July 2024 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport (Cllr Joy Dennis)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport (Cllr Joy Dennis)

Contact: Simon Osborne Email: Tel: 033 022 26351.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the decision maker, via the report author, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



No consultees currently identified


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background papers

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