Decision details

Establishment of a Planning Review Working Party

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek Cabinet’s permission to establish a cross-party Working Party to consider the recommendations from the forthcoming presentation on the Planning Review by Sean Hannaby (of Hannaby Planning Solutions Ltd) which will take place shortly.  


The Cabinet


            RESOLVED – That


(1)  the establishment of a Planning Review Working Party based on the following terms be supported: 


(a)       Terms of Reference – to consider the findings and examine the recommendations from the Planning Review (when presented) so that the Council can agree which recommendations it wants to accept and establish a monitoring process to ensure that recommendations are followed through.  The Working Party will report to Cabinet, who will report to Full Council;

(b)       Size of the Working Party – the seats on this Working Party will be politically balanced and 8 in size (3/LD, 3/Cons, 1/Ind, 1 G).

(c)       Nominations to the seats – to be confirmed by the relevant Group Leaders immediately if the proposal is accepted by Cabinet;

(d)       Proposals for the allocation of seats if vacancies occur – to be for the relevant Group Leader to fill the vacant seat and report this information to the next Full Council meeting;

(e)       Timescale for the work to be undertaken – over the next few months following receipt of the forthcoming presentation and publication of the report (establishing the Working Party now means that the Council will be ready to conduct this work speedily); and

(f)         To report back to Cabinet as soon as possible to enable the Council to progress with any recommendations it supports.


(2)  If established, the Working Party can then:


(a)      Review its terms of reference at its first meeting and recommend any change back to Cabinet;

(b)      Make any recommendations to Cabinet based on the terms of reference – it will have no decision-making authority; and

(c)       Meet in private unless it agrees that it will work to the Meeting Procedure Rules at Part 5 of the Council’s Constitution.


Report author: Nigel Lynn

Publication date: 16/11/2020

Date of decision: 16/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/11/2020

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