Capital Programme 2019/20 – 2021/22
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the Council’s Capital Programme 2019/20 – 2021/22 when it meets on Tuesday 19 February.
The Council’s capital programme seeks to invest financial in assets for the long term to enable the delivery of high quality, value for money public services. Assets include buildings (such as schools, care homes and day centres, infrastructure (such as highways, IT networks, and household recycling centres), and assets not owned by the Council (such as works to improve and adapt private houses through disabled facilities grants or improvement grants). The proposed capital investments are closely aligned to service planning and the Council Plan.
The Council has limited capital resources from Welsh Government to support Council priorities, needs and liabilities. Historically, much of the Council’s programme has been funded from capital receipts and grants, and it has the powers to fund capital schemes by borrowing. Schemes funded by borrowing are carefully considered due to the long term impacts on the Council’s revenue budget as such borrowing has to be repaid from the Councils revenue resources.
Key investments include essential building works to schools: the redevelopment of Connah’s Quay High School and Queensferry CP and a new pupil referral unit under the 21st Century School new build programme in partnership with Welsh Government as well as an extension to Marleyfield Residential Care Home in Buckley.
Councilor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance said:
“Over the three year term of the Capital programme the Council will see investment in the order of £27m. This work will not only create much improved school and care home facilities, but will also create economic wealth through the construction projects and their related supply chains as well as apprenticeships and local employment opportunities. This is an ambitious programme of work and we are undertaking it despite the Council continuing to face unprecedented financial challenges”.