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 seven 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 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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2021/22 Budget and 2021/25 Medium Term Financial Forecast This report invites the Panel to review and comment on the 2021/22 Revenue Budget and Medium Term Financial Forecast; the Treasury Management Strategy; and the Capital Programme and Capital Strategy that are being submitted to 27 January 2021 Cabinet.CommitteeScrutiny Panel26 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Decision to award Contract for Integrated Parking System PortfolioCouncillor Michael Lilley26 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Work Programme 2020-21This report sets out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Scrutiny Panel. This provides details of the reports that are scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year.CommitteeScrutiny Panel26 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Test and Trace Support Payments - Local SchemeCabinet will consider a report inviting it to agree to the Test and Trace Support Payment Local Scheme Policy.CommitteeCabinet27 Jan 2021Implemented
Sustainability in Planning The Panel will consider a report outlining the new Planning Sustainability Check list as an explicit tool to identify the key sustainability credentials of proposed development, and will be invited to welcome the addition of the Checklist.CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel28 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Review of Environmental Sustainability Strategy

The Panel will consider a report setting out a review of the Council’s existing framework for managing the programme for sustainability, climate emergency response and carbon reduction.

 

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel28 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Climate Emergency Action Plan Update

The Panel will consider a report detailing key progress made with the Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP), and other relevant updates since the previous meeting on 17 December 2020. 

 

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel28 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Work Programme 2020-2021

The Panel will consider a report setting out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Environment and Sustainability Panel.

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel28 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Colchester eCargo Bike Library project update

The Panel will consider an update on the Energy Saving Trust/Department for Transport funded eCargo bike trial project, and will hear that significant progress on implementing the project has been made, despite challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions.

 

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel28 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Adoption of Section 1 of the Local PlanA... Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 205 of the Local Plan Committee meeting of 14 December be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil1 Feb 2021Implemented