Perth & Kinross Council

Committees

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Committees

Aberfeldy Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Abernethy Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Alyth Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Auchterarder Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee considers reports (including the annual management letter) by the Council's External Auditors across the full range of Council activities, other than the report accompanying the certified version of the Council's accounts, and considers reports by the Council's Chief Internal Auditor across the full range of Council activities.

Blairgowrie Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Coupar Angus Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Crieff Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Kinross Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Licensing Committee

The Licensing Committee determines applications for licences, permits and registrations in terms of the following Acts and all related subordinate legislation and to exercise discretion in terms of any condition attached to such licences, permits or registrations where the approval of the Council as Licensing is required, as well as determining, implementing and monitoring the Council's policy in relation to these functions; otherwise exercises the powers and duties of the Council under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982; sets fees and charges for the licences, registrations and permits; and exercises powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour (etc) Scotland 2004 Part 8.

Lifelong Learning Committee

The Lifelong Learning Committee considers: schools education; early years services; children's services; community learning and development; sport and leisure; arts and cultural services; and library and archive services.

Executive Sub-Committee of Lifelong Learning Committee

The Executive Sub-Committee of the Lifelong Learning Committee considers: any matter which would normally be decided by the Committee, but which, by reason of urgency, requires to be decided prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Committee; Education Scotland Reports on individual schools, pre-school partner providers and community learning; and Care Inspectorate reports in relation to services to children and young people, care home services, fostering and adoption services, support services, housing support, and, by exception, on the day care of children, where Perth and Kinross Council is the registered provider and including partner providers.

Local Review Body

The Perth and Kinross Local Review Body consists of 3 members taken from the Councillors on the Development Management Committee. For further information please click the 'Other Information' tab below.

Perth and Kinross Council

The Council formulates strategic policy objectives and priorities; considers any matter requiring co-ordination between Committees or involving determination of differences between Committees; approves the annual budget of (a) revenue expenditure and (b) capital expenditure; approves any matter involving the incurring of expenditure not provided for in the annual budget of the Council, other than the specific delegation to the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee; fixes and levies Council Tax; adopts, alters or revokes Standing Orders, the Scheme of Administration and Bye-Laws as well as Structure Plan and Local Plans; proposes the promotion of, or opposition to, parliamentary powers; considers the certified version of the Council's accounts and the External Auditor's report; determines applications for planning permission in respect of all major developments which are in the opinion of the Director (Environment) significantly contrary to the development plan; considers applications for planning permission in respect of projects designated as national developments in the National Planning Framework for Scotland; and makes arrangements in accordance with the CIPFA Code of Practice on Treasury Management and the Council's Financial Regulations for the borrowing of monies requires by the Council and the investment of any surplus funds accrued by the Council and to make arrangements for the administration of the Council's Loans Fund to include consideration of Annual Treasury Strategy and policies, the mid-year report and annual report on Treasury Management.

Perth Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Pitlochry Common Good Fund Committee

The Common Good Fund Committee determines all matters involving the disbursement of Common Good Fund monies, and relating to property or land or other assets held by the Common Good Fund.

Planning and Development Management Committee

The Planning and Development Management Committee: exercises the development management functions of the Council as Planning Authority under the terms of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amendment by the Planning Etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 as amendment and all related subordinate legislation, in relation to: (i) applications for planning permission for major developments (except for those reserved to the Council); and (ii) applications for planning permission for local developments, for listed building consent, conservation area consent, hazardous substances consent and advertisement consent where (a) the applicant is a member or chief officer of the Council; (b) the recommendation by the Director (Environment) is for approval, but the proposal is significantly contrary to the development plan; or (c) the recommendation by the Director (Environment) is for approval, but the proposal has attracted six or more valid planning objections from a Community Council, household, business address or interest group with multiple letters from the same household, organisation or property counting as one letter of objection; or (d) a similar application at the same site had previously been determined by the Committee. The Planning and Development Management Committee also deals with applications for certificates for appropriate alternative development under the provisions of the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963 and all related subordinate legislation; and exercises the functions of the Council as Building Standards Authority under the terms of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 and all related subordinate legislation.

Pre-Determination Committee

The holding of Pre-Determination hearings prior to determination of the application by full Council in terms of Section 38A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amended and Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

Scrutiny Committee

The Scrutiny Committee: scrutinises service delivery and policy; reviews the adequacy of arrangements and procedures, policies and practices in operation in relation to corporate governance; reviews and oversees the operation of the Council's complaints procedures; considers any report by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in respect of any finding of maladministration against the Council and considers the annual reports of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman; reviews the adequacy of the arrangements and procedures in operation in relation to the assessment and management of risk; scrutinises the performance of the organisations providing arts and cultural services and sport and leisure services on behalf of the Council.

Strategic Policy and Resources Committee

The Strategic Policy and Resources Committee considers: voluntary organisations; financial assistance; the Council's social justice policy; the Equalities and Diversity policies in relation to the promotion of equality of opportunity, in relation to both the functions of the Council and the wider community in Perth and Kinross and to promote initiatives to combat discrimination; financial resources; corporate asset management; human resources; civic services; community planning; continuous improvement; scrutiny of service delivery; and contracting, tendering and procurement.

Executive Sub-Committee of Strategic Policy and Resources Committee

The Executive Sub-Committee shall decide any matter which would normally be decided by the Committee, but which, by reason of urgency, requires to be decided prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Committee.

Provost's Sub-Committee

It is delegated to the Provost's Sub-Committee to deal with all matters relating to civic heritage and ceremony (including town-twinning) and hospitality.

Committees No Longer Active

Community Safety Committee

The Community Safety Committee considers: community safety; adult support and protection; crime prevention; criminal justice; emergency planning; road safety; trading standards and environmental health; and byelaws and management rules. It is also the police and fire liason and is involved in the development and approval of the local Police and Fire Rescue Plans, and monitors and provides feedback on the operation and performance of local Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Perth and Kinross.

Community Safety Executive Sub-Committee

The Executive Sub-Committee shall decide any matter which would normally be decided by the Committee, but which, by reason of urgency, requires to be decided prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Committee

Development Management Committee

The Development Management Committee: exercises the development management functions of the Council as Planning Authority under the terms of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amendment by the Planning Etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 as amendment and all related subordinate legislation, in relation to: (i) applications for planning permission for major developments (except for those reserved to the Council); and (ii) applications for planning permission for local developments, for listed building consent, conservation area consent, hazardous substances consent and advertisement consent where (a) the applicant is a member or chief officer of the Council; (b) the recommendation by the Director (Environment) is for approval, but the proposal is significantly contrary to the development plan; or (c) the recommendation by the Director (Environment) is for approval, but the proposal has attracted six or more valid planning objections from a Community Council, household, business address or interest group with multiple letters from the same household, organisation or property counting as one letter of objection; or (d) a similar application at the same site had previously been determined by the Committee. The Development Management Committee also deals with applications for certificates for appropriate alternative development under the provisions of the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963 and all related subordinate legislation; and exercises the functions of the Council as Building Standards Authority under the terms of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 and all related subordinate legislation.

Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee

The Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee considers: building standards; land use planning; economic development; harbours, piers, boatslips and jetties; international links/initiatives; public transport; roads and traffic; and tourism.

Executive Sub-Committee of the Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee

The Executive Sub-Committee shall decide any matter which would normally be decided by the Committee, but which, by reason of urgency, requires to be decided prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Committee.

Environment Committee

The Environment Committee considers: bereavement services; caravan park service; countryside management; environmental assessment; environmental health and trading standards; flood prevention and reservoirs; sustainable development and environment policy; environmental protection and enhancement; parks and open spaces; trees and woodlands; and waste management.

Environment Executive Sub-Committee

The Executive Sub-Committee shall decide any matter which would normally be decided by the Committee, but which, by reason of urgency, requires to be decided prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Committee.

Housing and Health Committee

The Housing and Health Committee considers: adult care services; health; and housing.

Housing and Health Executive Sub-Committee

The Executive Sub-Committee shall decide any matter which would normally be decided by the Committee, but which, by reason of urgency, requires to be decided prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Committee. It also considers reports on inspections carried out by the Care Inspectorate where these relate to the provision of services to adults.

Property Sub-Committee

The Property Sub-Committee determines all property-related matters in relation to corporate asset management.

School Estate Sub-Committee

The School Estate Sub-Committee oversees the entire school estate, including the business change process in relation to the Investment in Learning programme.