Executive is charged with the overall political direction of the
Council, providing clear and accountable leadership and
recommending policies to the Council.
The Executive comprises 8 Members including the Leader of the
Council. The Leader is responsible for
appointing Executive Members and allocating portfolio areas of
decisions made by the Executive are published in the Executive
Decision Sheets, as soon as possible after the meeting. They cannot be implemented until 5 working days
from publication have elapsed. This
period allows for any decision to be called-in by Members when the
Call-in procedure applies.
decisions are taken by the Executive only after a Notice of Key
Decisions is published within the Forward Plan at least 28 days
before the meeting.
non-key decisions are made by Executive Members under delegated
authority. These decisions are subject
to the same call-in procedures as key decisions taken by the
Executive collectively. (See
are a number of matters on which the Executive is not allowed, by
law, to take decisions. For example,
decisions on planning applications cannot be taken by the
Executive. The Council has therefore
established the Development Management Committee to deal with
development control matters.
Executive meetings are webcast – details can be found