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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201130 West House Farm, Bakers Lane, ColchesterChange of use of land from agricultural and the erection of 3no. Holiday LodgesCommitteePlanning Committee10 Dec 2020Implemented
Minutes of the Previous MeetingCouncillors will be asked to confirm that the minutes of the meetings held on 24 August 2020 are a correct record.CommitteeLocal Plan Committee14 Dec 2020Implemented
Proposed Extension to Garrison Conservation AreaThe Committee will consider a report asking it to agree to consult for a period of 6 weeks, on a proposed extension to the existing Garrison Conservation Area to incorporate the Roman Circus House, ABRO site, the area of public open space to the south of the ABRO site and Artillery Folley.CommitteeLocal Plan Committee14 Dec 2020Implemented
Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan ExaminationThe Committee will consider a report asking it to note the findings and overall recommendation of the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report to not proceed to referendum and to endorse the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan Joint Examination Response December 2020.  The Committee is also asked to agree to publish the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan Joint Examination Response alongside the Examiners Report and Regulation 18 Decision Statement. 
CommitteeLocal Plan Committee14 Dec 2020Implemented
Authority Monitoring ReportThe Committee is asked to consider a report asking it to approve the 2019-20 Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) for publication on the Council’s website.CommitteeLocal Plan Committee14 Dec 2020Implemented
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 Panel15 Dec 2020Implemented
Half Year 2020 - 2021 Performance Report including progress on 2020-2023 Strategic Plan Action PlanThe Panel is invited to consider mid-year performance of the Council for 2020– 2021. This includes progress against Key Performance Indicators and an update on delivery against the Strategic Plan. CommitteeScrutiny Panel15 Dec 2020Implemented
Work Programme 2020-2021The Panel will consider a report setting out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Environment and Sustainability Panel. This provides details of the reports that are scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year. CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel17 Dec 2020Decision Proposed
Climate Emergency Action Plan – Progress Update

1.1         The Panel will consider a report detailing key progress made with the Climate Emergency Action Plan, and other relevant updates since the previous meeting on 29th October 2020.

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel17 Dec 2020Decision Proposed
Fleet Transition Forward Plan

1.1         The Panel will consider a report setting out the programme for the transition of the Council’s diesel fleet to a zero-carbon fleet by 2030. This is in line with the Council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency as set out in the Climate Emergency Action Plan and to be carbon neutral by 2030.

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel17 Dec 2020Decision Proposed