All local authorities are required to publish a Forward Plan of key decisions. These are decisions of a high financial value and/or with an significant effect on communities – and must be published at least 28 days before the decision is due to be taken. The Forward Plan provides openness and accountability in terms of the Council’s decision-making processes. Timely publication of key decisions in the Forward Plan helps to ensure that public, members and select committees have the opportunity to question, challenge and scrutinise these decisions.
- Regulation 10: insufficient notice but can still be called-in for scrutiny
- Regulation 11: insufficient notice and taken via the urgent action procedure so no option of call-in.