We have four Area Committees (North, South,
East and West), which work closely with their local communities,
allowing Planning and other issues to be decided at a local level.
Area Committees form part of our ambitious and nationally acclaimed
framework for Area Working.
Area Committees take decisions in public on
significant planning applications, invest in local projects,
discuss issues of interest and priority to the local area, and
enable residents to get involved in local decision-making.
Update from 6 May
2021 to 8 July 2022.
SSDC have agreed to continue to hold on-line
meetings during this period. These
meetings are open to the public and we will continue to stream them
At the Full Council
meeting of 15th April, (see Agenda item 10) SSDC
Councillors agreed to delegate decisions, including Executive and
Quasi-Judicial decisions, that would have been taken by those
meetings if the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels
(Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime
Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 had continued
in force to the Chief Executive (or the relevant Director in the
Chief Executive’s absence) in consultation with those
meetings and those members to whom the decision would otherwise
have been delegated under Part 3 of the Constitution.
Agenda for South Somerset District Council on
Thursday 15th April 2021
This allows Councillors to continue to meet
on-line as informal consultative meetings and make a recommendation
to the Chief Executive on the reports they consider.
This arrangement was
originally agreed until 31 July 2021 in the anticipation
that in-person meetings would resume without the need for social
distancing and it was extended to 8th January 2022 by a
resolution of Full Council on 8th July 2021. The
arrangements were further extended to 8
July 2022 for all meetings apart from Full Council itself, by a
resolution of Full Council on 16 December 2021
Agenda for South Somerset District Council on Thursday 8th July
Agenda for South Somerset District Council on Thursday 16th