Decision details

Constitution update: Executive Members on Planning

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To consider a proposal to amend the constitution.

Decisions:

Councillor Michalowski moved the motion to allow Executive Members to sit on the Planning Committee. It was noted that the proposed update to the Constitution struck a balance between managing conflicts of interest proportionately and enabling a greater freedom for the allocation of seats to committees.

 

Councillor Walsh seconded the motion.

 

RESOLVED: That the constitution be amended to allow Executive Members to sit on the Planning Committee, excluding –

(i.)          The Leader of the Council;

(ii.)         The Executive Member with responsibility for Planning Policy; and,

(iii.)        Executive Members appointed to any committee, sub-committee, or position with responsibility either: a. To consider and take decisions with regard to the potential establishment of commercial ventures and the undertaking of other investment activities by the Council; or, b. To exercise the function of the Council as a shareholder or partner, in relation to companies, partnerships or other commercial entities owned or part owned by the Council.

Contact: Alex Vine, Democratic and Electoral Services Manager Email: alex.vine@reigate-banstead.gov.uk Tel: 01737 276067.

Report author: Alex Vine

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Council

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