Meeting documents

SCC Constitution and Governance Committee
Tuesday, 14th February, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton. View directions

Contact: Clare Rendell - Governance Specialist on 01823 357628  email -

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**Public guidance notes contained in agenda annexe** pdf icon PDF 498 KB


Apologies for Absence

To receive member’s apologies.


Minutes from the Previous Meeting held on 30 January 2023 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To note the minutes from the previous meeting of the Constitution and Governance Committee, circulated within the agenda.


Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils can be viewed on the Council Website


The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via request to the Democratic Service Team. Any new or updated declarations of interest will be received.


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The Chair will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chair’s discretion.

Additional documents:


Planning Functions and Arrangements for new Somerset Council pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider the amended procedures. (amendments marked in yellow)

Additional documents:


Committee Structure and Arrangements for new Somerset Council

To consider a PowerPoint presentation.


The Executive Arrangements for new Somerset Council pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider PowerPoint presentation and report.


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Overall Constitution for new Somerset Council to recommend to Full Council in February 2023 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider report.

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Annual Report of Constitution & Governance Committee and future role for Somerset Council pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To consider report.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider the work programme of the Committee.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.