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Part 4 - Policy framework and budget procedure rules

Below is the policy framework and budget procedure rules.

The Council as a whole will be responsible for the adoption of each of the plans which comprise the Policy Framework and the budget (which includes both the annual revenue budget and the capital programme) as set out in Article 4 of the Constitution. Once a Policy Framework and budget is in place, it will be for the Cabinet to implement it.

Below is a list of the documents currently prescribed by law as forming the Council's Policy Framework. In accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution, the full Council may add or remove other policies.



Plan or Strategy


Statutory Reference


Council strategy.

Regulation 4(c) of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000.


Medium Term Financial Strategy and Budget.

Regulation 4 (b) of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000.


Children and Young People's Plan.

Children and Young People’s Plan (England) Regulations 2005.


Youth Justice Plan.

Section 40 Crime and Disorder Act 1998.


Community Safety Strategy.

Sections 5 and 6 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.


Local Transport Plan.

Section 108 (3) Transport Act 2000.


Development Plan Documents.

Section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


Library Services Plan.

Section1(2) of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.


Pay Policy Statement.

Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Local Government Transparency Code 2014.


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