Issue details

Transport Services Capital Investment Vehicle Replacement Programme (VRP); An initial £2.5m Proposed Expenditure

The purpose of the report is to seek Cabinet approval to proceed with an in-advance authority to spend of £2.5m (focused on critical fleet) from the agreed Capital Investment VRP, to enable urgent fleet orders to be committed in 23/24.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure>£500,000 and affects2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/12/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 9 Apr 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Culture and Greener Kirklees

Lead director: David Shepherd

Department: Culture & Greener Kirklees

Contact: Nick Clegg-Brearton 01484 221000 nick Email:

Consultation process

The Vehicle Replacement Programme (VRP) is a running Capital commitment programme, managed by Transport Services, a Corporate enabling service. The VRP is an investment in the Council’s fleet of the future, a fleet that enables and supports Council operations.


Engagement with services regarding specific fleet requirements is a rolling commitment, to ensure that the fleet procured, is efficient, fit for purpose, the latest emissions standards and provides value for money for the people of Kirklees.


No requirement for a formal consultation.


Members/Officers Involved: Portfolio holder and Executives