Decision details

Wirral Plan Scrutiny Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report setting out non-executive members comments in relation to the 20 pledges in the Wirral Plan following Wirral Plan Scrutiny Workshops in November.


“Ensuring effective and open scrutiny of the Wirral Plan and the 20 Pledges is vital to its success. I am pleased that our Members are taking this proactive and constructive approach; working together with different skills and expertise to produce an extremely helpful review of the Wirral Plan.”


Councillor Ann McLachlan



Reason for Decision:


To ensure Cabinet Members are given the opportunity to acknowledge the positive contribution of non-executive Members in support of the Wirral Plan.




That the non-executive members of the Council be thanked for their contribution in support of the Wirral Plan and the development of key strategies.




The report that set out the Scrutiny response to the Wirral Plan Delivery Plan (Phase 1) as reported to Cabinet 8 October 2015.  This followed a series of dedicated workshop sessions for non-executive members held in November 2015.


Cabinet were informed that the workshops provided an opportunity for non-executive members to be briefed on the emerging delivery arrangements for each of the Wirral Plan pledges and to feed in their comments and suggestions.  Councillor McLachlan informed that the sessions were well-attended and well-received by non-executive Members.


Cabinet were further informed that the scrutiny report was included as Appendix 1 to the report and a section for each of the Wirral Plan themes: People, Business and Environment were included. A brief description for each of the twenty pledges, followed by the comments put forward, were also included. The report had been cascaded to pledge sponsors and leads to ensure that comments could be considered and included where appropriate within the Plan’s emerging supporting strategies. 


Cabinet noted that the report supported the development of the Wirral Plan and affected all wards within the borough. It was not a key decision.


Report author: Mike Callon

Publication date: 21/03/2016

Date of decision: 07/03/2016

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2016 - Cabinet

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