The three Regulatory Committees and one Joint Committee act and make decisions within their own areas of responsibility as set out in the Council's Constitution .

The majority of Regulatory Committees' decisions can be made without the need for Council to be involved. However, there are exceptions which require a matter to be referred to the Council for a final decision.

All committees are made up of Councillors reflecting the political make-up of the Council.


1. The Audit and Risk Committee

    Membership: 5 Councillors.

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2. The Planning Committee

    Membership: 9 Councillors.

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    Icon for pdf Residents' Guide to the Planning Committee (formerly the Development Control and Traffic Management Committee) [74.87KB]

3. The Licensing Committee

    Membership: 10 Councillors.

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4. The Joint Standards Committee

   Membership: 3 Borough Councillors, 2 Local (Town/Parish/Village) Councillors and 4 non-voting Independent Persons.

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