On occasion, due to reasons of urgency, it is not possible to include information on the Forward Plan for the full 28 days before the report is to be considered and the decision taken. When this happens special notice must be given and in some cases special consent obtained.
Decisions are only made using the special notice and urgency provisions as a last resort, in genuinely urgent situations.
There are two types of notice that may be given:
Notice of General Exception – This is used to give at least 5 days notice of a decision and to inform the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee why it is not possible or practical to include it on the Forward Plan for the full 28 days before the decision is taken.
Request for Special Urgency – This is used where the matter is so urgent that it cannot be reasonably deferred, even for 5 days and requires the consent of the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Chair and Vice Chairs of the Leadership Board to the decision being made without notice being given.
Below is a list of all of the Notices that have been given.