Committee details


Purpose of committee

Only the Council will exercise the following functions:


            (a)        adopting and changing the Constitution


            (b)        approving or adopting the policy framework, the budget and any application to the Secretary of State in respect of any Housing Land Transfer;


            (c)        the giving of instructions requiring the Cabinet to reconsider any draft plan or strategy submitted by the Cabinet for the consideration of the Council;


            (d)        the amendment of any draft plan or strategy submitted by the Cabinet for the consideration of the Council;


            (e)        the approval, for the purposes of public consultation in accordance with Regulation 10 or 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Plans) (England) Regulations 1999, of draft proposals associated with the preparation of alterations to, or the replacement of, a local plan;


            (f)        the approval, for the purpose of its submission to the Secretary of State or any Minister of the Crown for his approval, of any plan or strategy (whether or not in the form of a draft) of which any part is required to be so submitted except for certain planning matters such as planning applications;


            (g)        subject to the urgency procedure contained in the Access to Information Procedure Rules in Part 4 of this Constitution, making decisions about any matter in the discharge of a function of the Cabinet which is covered by the policy framework or the budget where the decision maker is minded to make it in a manner which would be contrary to the policy framework or contrary to/or not wholly in accordance with the budget;


            (h)        appointing the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and the Leader of the Council;


            (i)         agreeing and/or amending the terms of reference for Committees, deciding on their composition and making appointments to them;


            (j)         appointing representatives to outside bodies unless the appointment has been delegated by the Council;


            (k)        adopting an allowances scheme under Article 2.5;


            (l)         changing the name of the area, conferring the title of honorary alderman or freedom of the Borough


            (m)      confirming the appointment of the Head of Paid Service;


            (n)        making, amending, revoking, re-enacting or adopting bylaws and promoting or opposing the making of local legislation or personal Bills;


            (o)        all local choice functions set out in Part 3 of this Constitution which the Council decided should be undertaken by itself rather than the Cabinet; and


            (p)        all other matters which, by law, must be reserved to Council


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