Issue - decisions
Draft Petitions Scheme
(a) That the Council approves the petitions scheme for inclusion in the Constitution, subject to the following changes:
· To insert the words ‘during the consultation period’ at the end of section 8(2) to encourage that practice and to note that petitions received after the planning consultation period will be reported in the late observations;
· That the maximum period for collecting signatures be extended to 30 days and that decisions on the acceptance and disposal of petitions be made within 30 days of their submission;
· That the scheme be adopted to meet the deadline and that it be subject to further review by the Constitution & Democratic Services Committee in the new Council term; and
(b) That the Council adopts consistent criteria for petitions that are deemed acceptable.