Officer Decisions

Officer Key Decisions

The Council defines a Key Decision as one which relates to an executive function and is likely to:

  • result in the local authority incurring expenditure or making savings of £500k or more;
  • be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the local authority.

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Recordable Officer Decisions

Recordable Officer Decisions are those which are not otherwise published, are not administrative or operational in nature and which meet the following criteria:

  • the Chief Executive or the relevant Strategic Director considers that the decision is of such significance that it should be published for transparency and accountability purposes;
  • the decision is an exception to approved council policy and/or raises significant new issues of policy;
  • any decision to exercise powers of compulsory purchase;
  • decisions which would have a significant impact on communities in a single ward;
  • decisions to carry out major road works
  • determination of licensing applications, building control decisions and notices
  • determinations of planning applications and listed building consents; and,
  • decisions specifically delegated to an officer at a Cabinet Meeting.

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