To take decisions under section 2.11
(Urgency procedure - Leader’s Action) of Part 4.4 (Executive
Procedure Rules) of the Council’s Constitution, when an
urgent decision needs to be taken in circumstances where to wait
until the next scheduled meeting of the Executive (Cabinet) would
be prejudicial to the best interests of the Council,
The Leader (or in his
absence, the Deputy Leader) may, after consultation with the
relevant Lead Member, take the decision.
Before taking a Key
Decision, the Leader (or Deputy Leader) must first consider whether
the importance of the matter warrants the calling of a special
meeting of the Executive.
The decision must be
taken in a way that fully complies with the Access to Information
Rules and in particular, if relevant, with the rules relating to
A copy of the minutes
of the decision must be published within two clear working days of
the decision and published on the Council’s website with
electronic notification given.
It should be noted that where a decision
is deemed to be urgent, and where the Access to Information
Procedure Rules has been followed, that decision will not be
subject to the call-in procedure provided the Chair of Overview and
Scrutiny Committee agrees.