Decision details

Planning Committee Membership

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Following a 12 month trial period which commenced in September 2020, to review the reduction in size of the Membership of the Planning Committee from 18 to 14.

Decisions:

The Housing Portfolio Holder introduced the Planning Committee Membership report. She informed Members that the reduction to Membership and the substitute Member system had been working well since the change and proposed the recommendations in the report. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Lamb.

 

Councillor Tom Harvey, proposed an amendment to the recommendations, he proposed that if there was more than one apology from a political group, that the additional vacancy be opened up to the other group’s substitute. The proposal was seconded by Councillor John Holmes.

 

The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) informed Members that a pooled substitute system had been in place previously but had not worked.

 

Councillor Tom Harvey withdrew his motion.

 

No Member having raised any question when asked, it was

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)  the report be noted; and

 

(2)  the reduction in size of the Membership of the Planning Committee from 18 to 14, as approved by Council at C/32 (2020/21), be reconfirmed.

Report author: Linda Fisher

Publication date: 06/12/2021

Date of decision: 11/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Council

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