Consolidated Business Committee


The Consolidated Business Committee shall have power to decide on any matter arising where it is not practical to convene a meeting of Full Council, or the relevant Committee, subject to the provisions below.

The Consolidated Business Committee shall only be convened in the following circumstances:-

a.  Where there are matters arising during the Council’s vacation period requiring a decision to meet an externally-imposed timetable prior to the next ordinary meetings of the Council or its Committees, provided that any matters which are delegated to an Area Committee and require a decision prior to the next ordinary meeting of that Committee should, where possible, be decided at a vacation meeting of the Area Committee, or

 

b.  Where in the professional opinion of the Chief Executive, it is impractical to continue the business of the Council through the existing Committee structure, due to any of the following circumstances:-

 

  1. an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in the Aberdeenshire area; or
  2. an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of the Aberdeenshire area; or
  3. war, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to local or national security.

 

The Chief Executive may exercise the powers delegated in Part 2B of the Scheme of Governance to recall on behalf of the Full Council, in whole or in part, and following consultation with the Provost, Leader and Main Opposition Spokesperson, any of the delegations contained within Part 2A of the Scheme of Governance and transfer same to the Consolidated Business Committee.