Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To determine whether the Council approves the
changes to the Guildford Joint Committee Constitution agreed by
SCC, or to withdraw from the Joint Committee
1. That the transfer of all the Borough Council’s executive and advisory functions from the Guildford Joint Committee’s remit, as set out in the Joint Committee Constitution, be approved with immediate effect, and that those functions revert back to being delegated to the Executive.
2. That full Council, on 6 December 2022, be asked to approve the transfer of all the Borough Council’s non-executive functions relating to public rights of way from the Guildford Joint Committee’s remit, as set out in the Joint Committee Constitution, and that those functions be delegated back to the Lead Specialist – Legal.
To enable the Council to consider its position in light of the withdrawal of all County Council functions from the Guildford Joint Committee.
Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:
Option 1: Subject to the agreement of both the Executive and full Council, the Council could decide not to withdraw GBC functions and to continue with the Joint Committee arrangement with SCC until the expiry of the six months’ notice given by SCC (not beyond 30 April 2023).
Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:
Report author: John Armstrong
Publication date: 25/11/2022
Date of decision: 24/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 03/12/2022