Decision details

Dronfield Sports Centre – De-carbonisation Bid

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The report to Cabinet sought approval for a project to improve the energy efficiency of the Dronfield Sports Centre. The project would be funded from grant aid secured from the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. The various improvements would help to reduce significantly the Carbon emissions impact of the Sports Centre and its energy costs to the Council.


Members welcomed the proposal and the Council’s success in securing the necessary grant aid for the scheme from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.




(1)           That Cabinet approved the proposed de-carbonisation and other works at Dronfield Sports, on the terms set out in the report.


(2)           That Cabinet the Director of Transformation be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Climate Change, to enter the relevant agreements/contracts associated with the effective delivery of the project.


REASONS FOR DECISION - To help extend the operational life and improve the financial performance of the Sports Centre.  The works will help to reduce substantially the Sports Centre’s carbon emissions, making it one of the least heat/carbon intensive leisure facilities within the Council’s stock.


OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED - The option of not entering into an agreement to secure Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding to carry out the works was considered but rejected, as this would be likely delay unnecessarily works to ‘de-carbonise’ Dronfield Sports Centre and increase costs to the Council.

Report author: Matthew Broughton

Publication date: 27/01/2022

Date of decision: 27/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/01/2022 - Cabinet

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