Decision making in the committee structure
The Council has a hierarchy of decision-making.
Decisions are either made at:
- Full Council meetings
- Standing Committees
- Local Committees
- other committees and panels
- or by delegation to individual employees
All decisions of the Council are made in accordance with the following principles:
- proportionality (the action must be proportionate to the desired outcome)
- due consultation and taking professional advice from officers
- respect of human rights
- a presumption in favour of openness
- clarity of aims and desired outcomes
- the Council's Corporate Goals and Action Plans, core values and strategies
- the decision is within approved budgets
The purpose of Standing Committees is to:
- examine specific issues or aspects of policy, procedure or service in detail
- make recommendations to the Council
- take decisions on matters that do not need to be referred to the Council
Members of the committee are Councillors from each party group. They may include non-Councillors by invitation.
The Standing Committees of Sutton Council are:
- Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee
- Health & Wellbeing Board
- Housing, Economy and Business Committee
- People Committee
- Strategy and Resources Committee
Records of Decisions
Records of decisions at committee get published online or in the minutes of the meeting.
Search or browse a list of decisions made by committee.
The Forward Plan
The Forward Plan provides an overview of decisions which are due to be made by the committees of the council.