The Forward Plan gives information about all decisions the Executive, Executive Lead Members and Officers are expected to take over the forthcoming four-month period. Where a decision is required within 28 days, a Forward Plan supplement will be published.
The Forward Plan indicates items that are key decisions. A key decision, except in special or urgent circumstances, cannot be taken unless it has appeared on the Forward Plan for 28 days before the decision is made.
A key decision is a 'significant' decision if it meets the financial or community impact criteria:
- Financial impact: Potential revenue expenditure or savings above £50,000; Potential capital expenditure or savings above £250,000; Procuring or awarding any contract having a total value exceeding £500,000
-Community impact: Decision significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an are comprising of two or more wards