Issue - meetings
Meeting: 23/07/2009 - Cabinet (Item 80)
The Director of Regeneration reported upon guidance issued by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in relation to a required 50% reduction in mercury emissions from crematoria in the UK by 31 December 2012. He commented that the local authority regulator had been informed that Landican Crematorium would meet the requirement by December 2012 and an allocation of £3m had been set aside in the Council’s Capital Programme for 2009 – 2011 for the replacement of the existing cremators, the installation of mercury abatement equipment, and associated building works.
However, he reported that an increase in capital funding was required for the installation of new equipment to meet the statutory requirements, together with ancillary improvement works for a reduction in gas consumption and CO2 emissions. The total estimated costs, including fees, were £3,483,000 and he commented that without the proposed increased investment, there would necessarily be a reduction in income arising from penalty payment for non-compliance.
A. Resolved –
(1) That the scheme and estimate be approved.
(2) That the Director of Technical Services be authorised to obtain all necessary statutory approvals for the proposed works.
(3) That the Director of Technical Services be authorised to seek tenders for the proposed works, in accordance with the Council’s procurement rules, and report those tenders to a future meeting of the Cabinet for Members’ consideration
B. RECOMMENDED –
(4) That, subject to the approval of the Council, the Capital Programme allocation for the scheme be increased from £3,000,000 to £3,483,000.