Issue details

Issue details

Arrangements to facilitate the fitting of solar panels on council-owned housing stock

A solar panel installation programme for council properties funded through a community-benefit model. 


May 2016:  Decision on hold due to changing national policy on Feed In Tariffs. The position will be review in February 2017 following an EU decision on solar panel import tariffs which may favourably impact the viability of the scheme.


October 2015:

On 15 October 2015 the City Executive Board resolved to:

1.    Grant project approval to fit solar panels on Council-owned housing stock in the manner described in this report;

2.    Delegate authority to the Chief Executive, in conjunction with the Head of Finance, to enter into an Agreement to Lease with the Low Carbon Hub IPS (on the basis that this would permit leases to the roof space of individual Council properties to be drawn up and executed if required) plus any ancillary agreement required; and to submit an appropriate VEAT notice to the EU; and

3.    Agree that on the basis of the matters set out in this report, the proposed arrangement with the Low Carbon Hub IPS represents best value to the Council.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Abandoned

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/08/2015

Scrutiny Responsibility: Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: June 2017 by Head of Housing Services

Lead member: Climate Change and Cleaner Greener Oxford

Lead director: Executive Director for Regeneration and Housing

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Mairi Brookes, OxFutures Programme Manager Email: Tel: 01865 252212.

Consultation process



Agenda items


  • Funding mechanisms for affordable housing  
  • Arrangements to facilitate the fitting of solar panels on council-owned housing stock