This is where you can find the reports for decisions made by the Council. To view the minutes of meetings please go to the relevant meeting page by navigating from the Meeting Calendar tab or the Committees tab.

This includes decisions taken at Committee meetings as well as decisions taken by individual Portfolio Holders from May 2014 onwards.

For individual Portfolio Holder decisions before 2014, please use the connected sub tab labelled Portfolio Holder Decisions before 2014

Structure of the Council


Following the introduction of the Local Government Act 2000 a new political structure was adopted in Colchester. The old Committee system was replaced by a new system . Under this system, a Council leader is appointed who is responsible for forming a Cabinet. The Cabinet is responsible for most decision making on day to day matters, although it must operate within the policy framework set by the full Council.


A number of Panels are in place to scrutinise decisions and review and develop policy. The Planning and Licensing Committees and the Governance and Audit Committee are responsible for the regulatory functions of the Council.


The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet


The Leader of the Council is elected at the Council’s Annual meeting. The Council is currently run by a joint administration consisting of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party Groups. The Council Leader is Councillor David King (Liberal Democrat).

The Cabinet is made up of eight Councillors, each of whom is responsible for a specific area, known as a Portfolio. The political composition of the Cabinet is 4 Liberal Democrat, 3 Labour and 1 Green member. Further information about the membership of the Cabinet is available from the Committees tab in the list on the right of the screen.



TitleDetailsDecision TypeDecision MakerImplementation DateStatus
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Award of Contract for Replacement of Fire Doors in Sheltered Housing Schemes PortfolioCouncillor Andrew Ellis6 Apr 2022Decision Proposed
Adoption of the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan

That the Council makes (adopts) the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan following its approval at referendum.  

OfficerAndrew Weavers8 Apr 2022Implemented
Adoption of the Marks Tey Neighbourhood PlanThat the Council makes (adopts) the Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan following its approval at referendum.  OfficerAndrew Weavers8 Apr 2022Implemented
Irrecoverable Debts over £10,000 – Housing Benefit Overpayment and Sundry Debts

The report accompanying this decision is not for publication as it contains exempt information.  Members can access the report by logging into CMIS.

PortfolioCouncillor Sue Lissimore12 Apr 2022Decision Proposed
211392/ 393 Land at, The Folley, Layer-de-la-Haye, ColchesterTwo Outline Planning Applications for residential development including a Rural Exception Site.CommitteePlanning Committee28 Apr 2022Implemented
212943 Land to the rear of 6-12 Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RHErection of 4No. Commercial Units (Class E) and car parking. CommitteePlanning Committee28 Apr 2022Implemented
220717 North Station Road & North Hill, ColchesterReplacement of existing "fixing the link" flags with small change to design.CommitteePlanning Committee28 Apr 2022Implemented
220148 land to the West of, Cross Cottages, Boxted, ColchesterRedevelopment of site to create 7 no. new residential units.CommitteePlanning Committee28 Apr 2022Implemented
Award of contract for core finance system PortfolioCouncillor Sue Lissimore3 May 2022Decision Proposed
New premises licence - Leather Bottle Public HouseThe Sub-Committee will be asked to determine an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003, which has been received in respect of the Leather Bottle Public House, Shrub End Road, Colchester. CommitteeLicensing Sub-Committee Hearings3 May 2022Decision Proposed