The Local Government Act 2000 provides for officers and Cabinet members to make decisions on behalf of the council.  A scheme of delegation has been introduced to make the decision-making process more efficient and this is outlined in chapter 6 of the Council’s constitution.

The same principles of openness and transparency that apply to Cabinet also apply to delegated decisions. The council employs officers to give advice, implement decisions and manage the day to day delivery of its services. Certain officers have the power to make decisions on behalf of the council and some have a specific duty to ensure that the council acts within the law and uses its resources wisely. On occasion, the Leader will use their delegated authority to take executive decisions on behalf of Cabinet. All decisions are published on a monthly basis on the council’s website.

You can view a Record of Decisions taken under Delegated Authority.