Decision details

New Draft Council Constitution

Decision Maker: Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Resolved – That


Council be recommended to adopt the draft revised Constitution (attached as Appendix A to the report) at the Annual Meeting of Council to be held on the 28th September 2020, subject to:


(1)  The amendment of Part 3(B) of the draft revised Constitution by the monitoring officer


(a)  to clarify:


(i)  that standing sub-committee numbers are a minimum expectation and not set;


(ii)  that the Local Plan Steering Sub-Committee is time-limited and will be dissolved on the adoption of the Local Plan currently in development (para 4.2(a));


(iii)  that the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee is responsible for air quality issues (para 5.2(a));


(iv)  that the Housing Committee is responsible for the Authority’s relationship with Registered Providers of housing (para 6.2(a));


(b)  to include that the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee’s responsibility for “preventative services” also covers responsive services and includes those services concerning domestic violence (para 2.2(e)(viii)); and


(c)  to include the terms of reference for the Joint Governance Committee of the Northern Local Government Pension Scheme Investment Pool (para 15); and


(2)  The inclusion of any further amendments, prior to its adoption by Council, that the monitoring officer considers will correct errors and omissions or (on notice to the Governance Member Working Group) will otherwise aid in the draft Constitution’s future operation.


Publication date: 14/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee

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