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Part 4 - Rules of access to information about the County Council's formal business

Below are the rules of access to information about the County Council's formal business.

  1. Under the “general exception rule” a key decision that the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member or an Officer acting under delegated powers wishes to make but is not and cannot practically be included in the document referred to in paragraph 15 may be made if the Chief Executive gives the Chair of the relevant Scrutiny Committee a written notice that a key decision will be made at least five clear days before that decision is made (i.e. excluding the day the notice is given and the date of the decision).

The notice given to the Chair of any Scrutiny Committee under this rule is made available for public inspection at Shire Hall, Gloucester at least 5 days before that decision is made, and also published on the Council’s web site.

As soon as reasonably practicable after giving such notice the Chief Executive must make available at Shire Hall and on the web site a notice setting out the reasons why it is impracticable to give 28 days’ notice of the key decision.

Page updated: 25/01/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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