Issue details

Localism Act 2011 - Changes to Standards Arrangements

To approve the required arrangements for dealing with standards complaints against Elected Members in line with changes due to the Localism Act 2011

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Has a significant effect on Communitites in two or more Wards of the Council;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 8 May 2012 by Cabinet

Decision due: 24 May 2012 by Council

Decision due: 5 Jul 2012 by Council
Reason: See Council report dated 24/5/2012

To approve outstanding issues (see Council Minute No. 57/12)

Lead member: Councillor Michael Wassell

Lead director:

Contact: Vicky Thomson, Democratic Services & Legal Manager Email:

Consultation process

The Localism Act 2011 was published in November 2011.  The Act included a number of changes to the Standards regime and requires Councils to adopt new arrangements for dealing with complaints against Councillors.  This part of the Act comes into from  July 2012.


Previous meetings held and debated at Standards Committee, Cabinet and Council


Agenda items


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