Part 3 - Responsibility for functions

Below are the responsibility for functions.

2.1         The law allows the full Council to decide whether some functions (known as “local choice functions”), should be exercised by the full Council, the Cabinet or another Council body. Table 3.2 therefore describes how local choice functions have been allocated.

Table 3.2: The allocation of Local Choice Functions

 

Function

Who will be responsible for these functions

(a)

The exercise of functions under local Acts (at present there are none).

Constitution Committee (to advise Council on allocation of responsibilities that may arise).

(b)

The determination of appeals (where a right of appeal exists either by law or where the Council has expressly determined there shall be a right of appeal) against executive or non-executive decisions made by or on behalf of the County Council.

Appeals Committee.

(c)

The making of arrangements for the determination of the review of a decision to exclude pupils.

Appeals Committee.

(d)

The making of arrangements for the determination of school admission appeals.

Appeals Committee.

(e)

The making of arrangements for the determination of appeals by Governing Bodies against decisions made by or on behalf of the County Council to admit a child to whom Section 87(2) of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 applies.

Appeals Committee.

(f)

The conduct of best value reviews.

Cabinet.

(g)

Any function related to contaminated land.

Planning Committee.

(h)

Any function relating to the control of pollution or the management of air quality.

Planning Committee.

(i)

Obtaining information under Section 330 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as to interests in land.

Planning Committee.

(j)

Obtaining particulars of persons interested in land; Section 16 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

Planning Committee

(k)

The appointment (and the revocation of any such appointment) of any individual:

 

·   To any office other than an office in which they are employed by the Authority;

·   To any body other than:

 

     -  The County Council;

 

     -  A joint committee of two or more Authorities; or to any committee or sub-committee of such a body.

The full Council or, where the appointment relates to a Cabinet function, the Cabinet.

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