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Our decision-making process

Within the constitution, the authority keeps an up to date record of what part of the council or individual has responsibility for particular types of decisions or decisions relating to particular areas or functions.

All decisions relating to the council will be made:

  • In accordance with the constitution
  • Within the council’s legal powers
  • Having regard to all relevant considerations and only those considerations
  • Having regard, in particular, to the council’s main aims and core values and its strategic plan, unless the decision in question involves any alteration to them
  • Having concluded that the desired outcome merits the action or expenditure involved
  • With clearly defined aims and outcomes
  • Following appropriate consultation with the public and other stakeholders
  • With due regard to the professional advice of officers
  • Openly, unless the constitution or the law provides otherwise
  • Accountably

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