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Scheme of Delegation

The Councils Scheme of Delegation authorises the Clerk to the Council/Responsible Finance Officer and Standing Committees to act with delegated authority in the specific circumstances detailed.

Delegated Powers re Planning

Planning applications shall be received by the Clerk who will provide details to Councillors and where no queries arise by joint decision of all Councillors, the Clerk shall be delegated to inform the Planning Department within the time allocated of the decision of the Council. All Councillors will report directly back to the Clerk thereby avoiding discussion between members. Where queries arise the Chairman may call an Extraordinary Meeting to decide upon the application. Adhering strictly to legal procedures set by NALC.

Delegation to Clerk for Exceptional Circumstances

That the Council delegates authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman or in exceptional circumstances without consultation where consultation is not possible, to take any actions necessary with associated expenditure up to £5000 to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus, informed by consultation with the members of the council.

The budgetary control and authority to spend limits in section 4 of the Financial Regulations are raised from £500 to £5000 in order to implement this scheme of delegation.

Document History

This scheme was adopted by the parish council on 10th November 2020, item 2020-11_10 in the November 2020 minutes.