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Record of Decisions

Council Record of Decisions

Council Record of Decisions

The Record of Decisions contains details of decisions delegated to officers and/or individual Cabinet members.  Please note that not all decisions have to be recorded in this way.  There is no requirement to record administrative and operational decisions which are part of an officer’s day to day work within the Council rules, with the exception of decisions taken under general authorisation which the effect of the decision is to either:

  • Grant a permission or licence.
  • Affect the rights of an individual.
  • Award a contract or incur expenditure which materially affects the Council’s financial position.

(see The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 for further guidance or delegations to specific officers detailed in the Council’s Constitution).

Some records of decisions are already accessible to the public and are available as follows:

Council Meetings Committee Meeting and Sub-Committee Meeting Decisions

Any options considered will be detailed within the committee reports, and the decisions will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

Council, Cabinet, committee and sub-committee decisions (this includes Urgent Decisions, General Exceptions and Special Urgency decisions reported to Council meetings): http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/site/scripts/meetings_index.php

Council decisions: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/committee/7/council

Cabinet decisions: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/committee/17/cabinet

Licensing Decisions  

Reasons for Licensing decisions relate to whether or not the person is fit to hold that type of licence, and the options considered will be whether to permit/refuse or renew/revoke a licence.

Public Licensing Registers: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/200094/taxis_and_minicabs/462/public_registers

Licensing Sub-committee (Premises Licences): http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/committee/20/licensing_hearings

Licensing Sub-committee (Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licences): http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/committee/49/licensing_sub-committee_hackney_carriage_private_hire_drivers

All other decisions that need to be recorded can be found here

This includes delegated officer or Cabinet member decisions, and decisions made using the Council’s Scheme of Delegation.

The Council makes additional information publicly available, which does not fall within the Council’s Record of Decisions, for example, information in relation to planning applications and Council finance.  This information can be found at the following links:

Planning applications and decisions: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/site/scripts/planx_search.php

Development Control Committee decisions: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/committee/6/development_control_committee

Audit and Accounts Committee decisions: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/committee/41/audit_and_accounts_committee

Corporate Spend Analysis: http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/downloads/download/212/corporate_spend_analysis