Warwick District Council's Committee Details

Council

Council

Council is responsible for setting the budget, council tax and signficiant policies for the area.

Cabinet

The Cabinet is the Council's main decision making body, responsible for providing effective strategic leadership.

Joint Cabinet/Executive Committee of Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils

The purpose of the Joint Committee at present is to enable the two Council’s to work more closely in developing a combined Local Development Plan for South Warwickshire and ensuring that decisions are taken collectively and in a timely manner. The Joint Committee will not at present undertake any other function than those defined within the terms of reference below and, as defined by law, and as such the adoption of the South Warwickshire Local Development Plan Document / Local Plan will remain with the individual Council’s for final approval

Employment Committee

The Committee is responsible for setting policies relating to staffing matters.

Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee

The prime purpose of the Committee is to hold the Executive to account and review specific issues within service areas but with a focus on use of resources.

Joint meeting of the Overview & Scrutiny and Finance & Audit Scrutiny Committees

This is a meeting of the Council's two Overview & Scrutiny Committees when they meet together to consider items of relevance to both of them.

Licensing & Regulatory Committee

Committee taking responsibility for Regulatory and Licensing functions, previously (prior to May 2014) handled by two separate Committees

Licensing & Regulatory Panels

Sub-committees responsible for determining applications made to the authority under the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005 when representations have been made, and for determining taxi driver license

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The prime purpose of the Committee is to hold the Executive to account and review specific issues within service areas.

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is responsible for the determination of planning applications.

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee main purpose is to promote and maintain high standards of conduct and governance within the Council and within the Parish and Town Councils within the District.

Hearing Panel

To determine cases of potential breaches of the Code of Conduct