1) That any matters which normally require determination by Cabinet or Cabinet Boards, or any other Committee or Sub Committee of the Council, and which in the view of the Chief Executive, or a Corporate Director or Head of Service necessitates a decision to be taken during the period 5th May to the 31st May 2022, then such Officer (s) in respect of matters within their service functions, shall have delegated power to take a decision and to authorise any action on the matters in question, subject to the following:
(a) any decisions taken must comply with normal reporting format, including compliance statement and reason for decision, except that implementation shall be with immediate effect without any call-in requirement;
b) all decisions shall be reported back to Members
c) this delegation will not include any determination of planning applications which are normally determined by the Planning Committee, unless deemed urgent by the Head of Planning and Public Protection in the context of statutory timescales; nor will it include decisions on any planning matters deemed to be “controversial” in the view of the Head of Planning and Public Protection. Any planning applications dealt with under this delegation will be determined by the Head of Planning and Public Protection
d) in exercising the above delegated powers, Officers will be required to consult with three Members as follows:
i) From 6th May to 17th May – the current Mayor or Deputy Mayor and two other Members from different Political Groups (including one from any Majority Group);
ii) From 17th May to 31st May - the newly elected Leader or Deputy Leader (or in their absence the newly elected Mayor or Deputy Mayor) and two other Members from different Political Groups (including one from any Majority Group). Subject in both cases to these groups being constituted.
2) the Mayor or Deputy Mayor be authorised to be present at the opening of tenders during the period set out in recommendation 1(a) above and the Leader or Deputy Leader (or in their absence the Mayor or Deputy Mayor) during the period set out in (1(d)(ii) above.