Council, Cabinet, Committees and Meetings
The Cabinet is the Council's main decision making body, responsible for providing effective strategic leadership.
Council (comprising all 48 Members) is responsible for setting the budget, council tax and significant policies for the area. It also considers reports and recommendations from Cabinet and other committees.
The Committee is responsible for formulating the Council’s policies in respect of a range of licensing functions including the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and taxis.
These Sub-Committees are responsible for determining applications made to the authority under the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005 when representations have been made.
Overview & Scrutiny Committee
The prime purpose of the Committee is to hold the Cabinet to account and review specific issues within service areas.
Planning Control Committee
To determine within policy or very exceptionally outside policy those planning applications referred to it by either of the area Planning Committees.