Background
Background

May 2014

Keywords

Planning

  1. List of applications received w/e 16/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications received for w/e 16/05/2014

  2. List of applications determined w/e 16/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications determined for w/e 16/05/2014

  3. List of applications determined w/e 23/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications determined for w/e 23/05/2014

  4. List of applications received w/e 23/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications received for w/e 23/05/2014

  5. List of applications received w/e 30/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications received for w/e 30/05/2014

  6. List of applications determined w/e 30/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications determined for w/e 30/05/2014

  7. List of applications received w/e 02/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications received for w/e 02/05/2014

  8. List of applications determined w/e 02/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications determined for w/e 02/05/2014

  9. List of applications received w/e 09/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications received for w/e 09/05/2014

  10. List of applications determined w/e 09/05/2014

    Weekly list of planning applications determined for w/e 09/05/2014

Democracy

  1. Member development panel

    The Member Development Panel oversees all councillor training and development on behalf of the council. It consists of seven members.

    It agrees all training and development strategies and programmes for councillors, including agreeing the Annual Member Development Programme and events not included in the programme,

    It also encourages & promotes a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

  2. Overview and Scrutiny Committee

    From 14 May 2013, there will be one Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

  3. Personnel panel

    Their role is to:-

    • Consider applications, conduct interviews for, and make appointments to posts of chief officers.
    • Consider and determine proposals for major service restructuring which involve senior posts
    • Be responsible for all matters relating to the salary and conditions of service of the Head of the Paid Service, in accordance with such policies as may be decided by the council from time to time.
    • Conduct hearings and determine any matters referred to the Panel in accordance with the council’s Disciplinary, Grievance and Redundancy Procedures.
    • Consider and determine matters relating to the discipline capability and redundancy of chief officers in accordance with the Joint Negotiating Committee for Chief Officers of Local Authorities’ Conditions of Service.
    • Determine applications for early retirement under the council's Early Retirement Scheme which fall outside the delegation to the Chief Executive.
    • Consider and advise the Executive and council on development of all policies on employment and the council’s Pay and Workforce Strategy.
  4. Licensing committee

    Is responsible for:

    • The discharge on behalf of the council of all licensing functions contained in the Licensing Act 2003 other than the determination of a licensing policy in accordance with section 5 of that Act.
    • The discharge on behalf of the council of all licensing functions contained in the Gambling Act 2005 other than the determination of a gambling policy in accordance with section 349 of that Act.
    • Fee setting, where appropriate, under the Gambling Act 2005, Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
    • The review of premises licences of a particular class by the licensing authority under section 200(1) of the Gambling Act 2005.
  5. Taxi and general licensing panel

    Responsible for:-

    • the determination of certain applications for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licences.
    • Determining whether any action should be taken in respect of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licences and the suspension or revocation of such under certain circumstances.
    • Determination of appeals regarding licensing.
    • The appointment of Hackney Carriage stands
    • The fixing and variation of the table of fares relating to Hackney Carriage vehicles.
    • Applications for the licensing of sex establishments.
  6. Strategic nuclear and energy board

    There are seven members of the Strategic Nuclear and Energy Board. The board’s role is to monitor all nuclear and other energy issues on a strategic level. Recommendations can be made by the board to the Executive and/or Full Council.

  7. Planning panel

    The role of the Planning Panel is to determine applications for planning permission and consultation on planning applications or Crown proposals which include applications for the development or change of use of premises and matters relating to historic buildings. They are also responsible for the enforcement of all legislation relating to planning control, other than those delegated for determination to the Head of Nuclear, Energy and Planning. This includes applications made by the council itself.

    We do not deal with county matters, the Lake District National Park Authority and nationally significant infrastructure projects.

  8. Local development framework working party

    The Local Development Framework Working Party consists of nine members.Its role is to oversee the process of Local Plan review and replacement. In doing so it must consider all National, Regional and Sub-Regional planning policy guidance and related material. It may advise the Council’s Executive on such issues when a formal corporate view is required.

  9. Audit committee

    Currently consisting of seven Councillors appointed on a politically balanced basis and chaired by an independent member appointed for that purpose by the council.

    The committee’s role is to approve our Statement of Accounts and to oversee the internal and external audits of the council’s finances, performance and to receive the Annual Governance Report and other reports dealing with governance.  

  10. Strategic housing panel

    The role of the Panel includes:

    • To consider and make recommendations to the Executive on Cumbria-wide and regional housing issues.
    • To consider and make recommendations to the Executive and/or Council as necessary on other aspects of the Council’s powers and duties as a strategic local housing authority
    • To act as the prime strategic consultative body between the Council and Registered Social Landlords, other local housing providers and the Housing Corporation.
  11. Executive committee

    The Elected Mayor chooses councillors to form a decision-making body, the Executive. The current Executive is made up of three people - two Labour members and a Conservative member - plus the Mayor himslef, who is independent.

    The Executive is responsible for most day-to-day decisions affecting service delivery. For a list of portfolio responsibilities for each member go to 'How the Council is run.'

  12. Full council

    The full council is a meeting attended by all elected Copeland councillors.

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