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


To consider a proposal to amend the constitution.


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: 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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