Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Significant expenditure/savings;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/09/2023
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
Under provision 33.14 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules in the Council’s Constitution, the Council may apply a case of special urgency to the rule to publish notice of a decision 28 days in advance of that decision being taken with the agreement of the Chair of the relevant Policy and Scrutiny Committee. Cllr Paul Fisher, Chair of the Finance, Planning and Economic Development Policy and Scrutiny Committee agreed to this decision being treated as a matter of special urgency on 15 September 2023. The decision could be taken immediately after this agreement was given.
Adherence to the normal access to information rules, and specifically the 28 day rule, are not practical in these circumstances as Westminster City Council must commit to the purchase window for the 2024/25 financial year by 15 September 2023, and not doing so would leave the Council liable to increased costs.
Decision due: 15 Sep 2023 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform
Lead director: Executive Director of Finances and Resources
Contact: Claire Barrett, Director of Property and Strategic Asset Management Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.