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Future Committee Decisions

Key decisions in the 'Forward Plan' for discussion at future committee meetings

The 'Forward Plan' is a list of key decisions to be discussed at future meetings, or by Individual Members or officers.

An updated pdf icon 'Forward Plan' [64kb] is published once a month.

What is a Key Decision?

A decision taken by the relevant committee, or by an officer, is considered a 'key decision' if:

  1. it is likely to result in the council incurring significant costs, or making significant savings, to the budget for a service 
  2. it is likely to have a significant effect on communities (defined in this case as the people living or working in more than two wards)

Some decisions relating to specific types of council activity can be made by Individual Members and don't need to be decided by a committee. 
These are exempted from the second point above, and aren't considered 'key decisions' as a result  - this is to ensure that we work in the most efficient way possible.

The exempted areas are:

  • Highway matters within approved budget
  • Plans, strategies and policies
  • Responses to consultation documents
  • Council's response to government documents
  • Appointments to outside bodies
  • Rights of Way issues
  • Matters relating to the Forward Plan itself

Your Comments

If you wish to comment on an item on the Forward Plan, you can do so in writing to the relevant officer or lead member (listed in the pdf icon Forward Plan [64kb]) at the Council Offices.

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Democratic Services Team

01635 519045