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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 annually at the Council’s Annual meeting. The Council is currently run by a joint administration consisting of the Liberal Democrat Group, the Labour Group and the Highwoods Group. The Council Leader is Councillor Mark Cory (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 members, 3 Labour members and 1 Highwoods member. Further information about the membership of the Cabinet is available from the Committees tab.



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1729Financial Monitoring Report – End of Year 2017/18This report sets out the financial performance of General Fund Services and the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for the year 2017/18. CommitteeScrutiny Panel12 Jun 2018Implemented
1730Capital Expenditure Monitor 2017/18The Capital Programme contains larger, project type expenditure that relates to the creation or enhancement of an asset. It is a rolling programme, so any unspent balance is taken forward into the subsequent financial year. This report shows expenditure against capital schemes during 2017/18CommitteeScrutiny Panel12 Jun 2018Implemented
1719Budget PositionCabinet will consider a report setting out a brief summary of the key revenue resources available to the Council following the end of year revenue outturn.CommitteeCabinet14 Jun 2018Implemented
1736Land at Axial Way, Colchester – Amendments to Section 106 AgreementA report by the Assistant Director Policy and Corporate giving details of changes to the requirements of the County Highway Authority in respect of application 162302 – development to the south of Flakt Woods.CommitteePlanning Committee14 Jun 2018Implemented
1731180719 Oaks Hospital, Oaks Place, ColchesterProposed new MRI side extension, theatre four and stores rear extension, re-siting of existing two storey portacabins and additional car parking.CommitteePlanning Committee14 Jun 2018Implemented
1734181087 Charter Hall, Colchester Sports Centre, ColchesterConsent to display two new internally illuminated signs and nine banners promoting Charter Hall, Colchester.CommitteePlanning Committee14 Jun 2018Implemented
1735181235 35 De Vere Road, ColchesterErection of an extension to an existing garage.CommitteePlanning Committee14 Jun 2018Implemented
1732180710 Former Bus Depot, Magdalen Street, ColchesterShort term temporary public paid parking, no change to the site, this use will be until the approved development then proceeds.CommitteePlanning Committee14 Jun 2018Implemented
1733180918 United Reform Church, 9 Lion Walk, ColchesterFitting of a small plaque at the base of the tower of Lion Walk Church, south-facing, two metres from pavement, to commemorate the Colchester Earthquake in 1884.CommitteePlanning Committee14 Jun 2018Implemented
1716Colchester Business Improvement DistrictCabinet will consider a report about the proposed Business Improvement District for Colchester town centre. the report provides detail on the required ballot of non domestic ratepayers in the proposed BID area, and sets out how the Council will collect the levy, should the proposal be approved. It also sets out how the Council should cast its vote in the ballot.  CommitteeCabinet14 Jun 2018Implemented