Committee structure

Council and Policy Committees

The Council operates a Committee System, under which there are two types of committees: ‘Policy’ Committees and ‘Regulatory’ Committees.

 

There are three ‘Policy’ committees: Policy and Resources Committee, Communities Committee and Environment Committee.  Policy and Resources has three sub-committees: Income Generation, Personnel and General Purposes and Place and Economic Development.

 

The functions of each are set out in the report of the Monitoring Officer to the Council meeting on 21st February 2017.

 

Certain functions can only be exercised by the full Council, including approving or adopting the policy framework and the budget.

Regulatory Committees

There are four ‘Regulatory’ committees. These Committees are set up to consider and determine all matters covered by a particular regulatory system. 

 

Planning Committee has the authority to determine all applications under the development control system.

 

Licensing and Environmental Health Committee and its related Sub-Committees deal with issues such as street trading, taxi licensing and matters under the Licensing Act 2003.

 

Audit and Governance Committee provides independent assurance to our Members of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the internal control environment and is responsible for the approval of the Annual Accounts.

 

Standards Committee is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Councillors, Co-opted Members and Parish Councillors.