Decision details

LED Street Lighting Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The council is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 500 street lights across the district.  A project is included in the 2023/24 capital programme to replace or upgrade some of the existing street lighting with newer technology energy efficient LED fittings and where necessary new lighting columns. This will not only reduce energy consumption in line with the Council’s net Zero Strategy, the fittings also have a much longer design life so will reduce the frequency of future maintenance visits.


To incur expenditure of approximately £333k for the replacement and/or upgrade of lighting provision at various locations within the district. The funding consists of a £283k capital budget and a contribution of up to £50k from Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council for lighting works at Broadstairs Harbour and Victoria Parade.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure lighting columns are not disconnected or removed, and are using the latest energy efficient technology.

Alternative options considered:

Not undertaking this work would lead to an increased number of lighting failures.  There is insufficient revenue funding to maintain the lighting stock without the proposed capital upgrade work and this would lead to some columns being disconnected or removed due to their condition.

Report author: Mike Humber

Publication date: 21/09/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/09/2023

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