Decisions

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 Liberal Democrat Group and the Labour 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 5 Liberal Democrat members and 3 Labour members. Further information about the membership of the Cabinet is available from the Committees tab in the list on the right of the screen.

 

Decisions

 
TitleDetailsDecision TypeDecision MakerImplementation DateStatus
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North Essex Garden Communities Ltd – Approval of 2019/20 Interim Business Plan and BudgetB... Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 377 of the Cabinet meeting of 4 September 2019 be approved and adopted. CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Local Council Tax Support 2020-2021C.... Motion that the recommendation made in draft minute 398 of the Cabinet meeting of 20 November 2019 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Officer Pay Policy Statement for 2020-2021D... Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 399 of the Cabinet meeting of 20 November 2019 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Colchester's Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025E... Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 401 of the Cabinet meeting of 20 November 2019 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Nomination for Deputy Mayor 2020-2021F... Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 406 of the Cabinet meeting of 20 November 2019 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Review of Ethical Governance PoliciesG... Motion that the recommendation contained in the draft minute of the Governance and Audit meeting of 26 November 2019 be approved and adopted (to follow).CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Local Electricity Bill

Proposer: Councillor Liddy

i... Motion that:

Colchester Borough Council

(i) acknowledges the efforts that it staff have made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy;

(ii) recognises that councils can play a central role in creating sustainable communities, particularly through the provision of locally generated renewable electricity;

(iii) further recognises

  • that very large financial setup and running costs involved in selling locally generated renewable electricity to local customers result in it being impossible for local renewable electricity generators to do so,

  • that making these financial costs proportionate to the scale of a renewable electricity supplier’s operation would create significant opportunities for councils to be providers of locally generated renewable electricity directly to local people, businesses and organisations, and

  • that revenues received by councils that became local renewable electricity providers could be used to help fund local greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures and to help improve local services and facilities;

    (iv) accordingly resolves to support the Local Electricity Bill, currently supported by a cross-party group of 115 MPs, and which, if made law, would make the setup and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate by establishing a Right to Local Supply; and

    (v) further resolves to inform the

  • local media of this decision,

  • local MPs after the General Election, asking them to support the Bill in the new Parliament, and

  • organisers of the campaign for the Bill, Power for People, (at 8 Delancey Passage, Camden, London NW1 7NN or info@powerforpeole.org.uk) expressing support.

 

 

CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Retention of Planning Authority Powers - WITHDRAWN

 

CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Adoption of the Eight Ash Green Neighbourhood Plan

H... Motion that the Eight Ash Green Neighbourhood Plan be made (adopted) following its approval at referendum.

CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented
Schedule of Portfolio Holder decisionsTo note the Schedule of Portfolio Holder decisions covering the period 1 October 2019 - 26 November 2019.CommitteeCouncil5 Dec 2019Implemented