Capital strategy

Factors influencing the capital programme

Projects for inclusion in the capital programme arise from a variety of sources, some of them internally generated and some arising from external factors. The more significant of these are shown below.


  • Corporate priorities, as set out in the council plan
  • Investment identified in strategies, policies and plans
  • Work needed to maintain property assets
  • Vehicles, plant and equipment replacement needs
  • ICT investment and replacement
  • Invest to save projects


  • Government sponsored programmes, for example disabled facilities grants
  • Unforeseen emergency works
  • Works required to comply with legislation, for example regarding disabled access, health and safety
  • Projects resulting from partnership activity
  • Availability of external funding
  • Public expectation that works should be carried out