Warwick District Council's Committee Details

Council

Council

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

Employment Committee

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

Employment Sub-Committee - Head of Service Development Services Vacancy

A sub-committee of the Employment Committee set up to recruit a Head of Service, Development Services

Employment Sub-Committee - Head of Service ICT vacancy

A Sub-Committee of the Employment Committee. Set up to deal with recruitment of the Head of Service, ICT

Employment Sub-Committee - Programme Director for Climate Change

A sub-committee of Employment Committee set up to handle the recruitment of the Programme Director for Climate Change

Executive

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

Urgent Delegated Executive Decisions

These are urgent decisions being considered by the Chief Executive under his delegated authority to take such decisions in between meetings of the Executive. These are being made available online in advance of the decision date to enable all Warwick Councillors to pass comments or ask questions. This is a temporary process while the current restrictions on movement are in place and before the Council moves to remote/virtual meetings

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.

Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee

A sub-committee of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that will deal with health and wellbeing issues only.

Planning Committee

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

Delegated decisions by the Head of Development Services

The reports in this section cover those matters considered by the Head of Development Services, in consultation with the Chairman of Planning Committee. These are only specific applications under a temporary additional responsibility to enable applications to be determined during the current response to Covid-19. This authority is time limited up to Council on 2 September 2020. The applications that can be determined are those falling under delegation DS(70) of the Council's Constitution as follows: (i) Applications where a written request is received from a member of Warwick District Council within the specified consultation period i.e. 21 days. that Committee referral is required. Such requests should clearly state the reasons why a Committee referral is required. (ii) Applications where 5, or more valid representations are received where these are contrary to the officers’ recommendation unless the Head of Development Services is satisfied that the plans have been amended to address the concerns raised so that there are no more than four contrary representations. (iii) Applications where the recommendation of the Head of Development Services i.e. Grant/Refuse is contrary to the representations made by a Parish/Town Council, i.e. Object/Support, except in the following circumstances: a. the Head of Development Services is satisfied that the plans have been amended to address the concerns of the Parish/Town Council; b. where the representations made by the Parish/Town Council do not raise any issues which are material to the planning assessment of the particular application; or c. where the concerns of the Parish/Town Council have been previously considered as part of the assessment of an extant permission on the site and there has been no change in circumstance. (v) Applications known to be submitted by or on behalf of a Warwick District Councillor, Warwick District Council employee or former employee of the Council, or the spouse/partner of any such person. (vi) Applications submitted by Warwick District Council or Warwickshire County Council, other than for approval of routine minor developments. (vii) Where applications are to be refused and enforcement action is being recommended, following consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee and the relevant ward member(s) except in the circumstances where the Head of Development Services considers it appropriate for that matter to be determined by Planning Committee. (viii) Applications where an Environmental Impact Assessment has been provided. NB: these are additional delegations to those held by the Head of Development to determine 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