Scope and Content

Terms of reference include:

(1) corporate resource functions including acquisition and disposal of land and buildings, provision and holding of central offices, composite sites, smallholdings, staff housing, investment property and sites for gypsies, overall policy for energy management, contracts for Capital Programme and other building works;

(2) central services functions including responsibility for the Chief Executive's Office, County Purchasing Unit, County Treasurer's department and Department of Planning and Property Services (in conjunction with the Environmental Committee), operational issues concerning Members, constitutional and propriety issues, the Council's responsibilities as a Waste Disposal Authority, determining planning applications for development by the Environmental Committee, contracts for 'defined activities' (Compulsory Competitive Tendering) under Section 2 of the Local Government Act 1988.