It was proposed by the Chairman, seconded by the Vice-Chairman and Members agreed to amend article 8 of the Council’s constitution to make training mandatory for all Councillors on General Purposes, Planning and Licensing Committees and those Councillors who are substitutes on Planning Committee. The following paragraph would be included:
“No member or substitute member of the General Purposes Committee, Planning Committee or the Licensing Board will be allowed to take their seat on the committee unless they have received relevant, appropriate, up-to-date training.
In relation to Planning Committee this is attending at least one session run by the Council’s Planning team every six months. In relation to Licensing Board this is attending at least one training session run by the Council’s Licensing team every six months. In relation to the General Purposes Committee this is attending at least one training session run by the Council’s Monitoring Officer at least every six months.”