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.



TitleDetailsDecision TypeDecision MakerImplementation DateStatus
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202692 19 Shears Crescent, West MerseaDemolition of single garage and erection of a single and two storey side extension and single storey front and side extension with balcony. (retrospective)
CommitteePlanning Committee4 Feb 2021Implemented
Request for Delegated Authority for New Utilities and Energy Bureau" ContractsCabinet will consider a report inviting it to delegate authority the provision of utilities and an “Energy Bureau Service” to the Portfolio Holder for Business and Resources, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing.  CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Minutes of the Previous MeetingThe Councillors will be asked to confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2021 are a correct record.CommitteePlanning Committee4 Feb 2021Implemented
Progress of Responses to the PublicCabinet will consider a report summarising the responses made to Have Your Say! submissions at Council and Cabinet meetings.CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Half Year 2020-21 Performance Report including Progress on 2020-2023 Strategic Action Plan

Cabinet will consider a report setting out the mid year corporate performance for 2020-21, including progress in delivering Key Performance Indicators and an update on the Stategic Plan Action Plan.


CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Housing Revenue Account Estimates 2021-22

Cabinet will consider a report setting out the Housing Revenue Account for 2021-22, including proposals for changes to tenants rents for 2021-22 and the management fees payable to Colchester Borough Homes.


CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Housing Investment Programme 2021-22Cabinet will consider a report setting out a summary of the proposed allocation of £40.292million of new resources to the Housing Investment Programme for 2021/22, along with the sources of funding. CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Resetting the Capital Programme and the Capital StrategyCabinet will consider a report inviting Cabinet to reset the Capital Programme 2021/22 to 2024/25 and the Capital Strategy for 2021/25.CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Budget 2021-22 and Medium Term Financial ForecastCabinet will consider a report inviting it to approve the 2021/22 Revenue Budget and the revised Medium Term Financial Forecast. CommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented
Request for Delegated Authority for the Award of Housing Revenue Account Contracts 2021Cabinet will consider a report seeking delegation of powers to the Portfolio Holder for Housing to approve the award of Housing Revenue Account contracts as they ariseCommitteeCabinet4 Feb 2021Implemented