Cornwall councillors learn the brutal truth about their own irrelevance

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8th May 2018 By Anne North Cornwall councillors have been treated to a special presentation about the “Scheme of Delegation” which sets out the discretionary powers already granted to senior…

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  1. Accountability is the essence of democracy. Councillors are answerable to the electorate. Council officials are not.
    A similar Unitary Authority (County Durham) has the following in their Constitution of Council. I refer to
    Page 98, Table 6, 46 “To approve the principle of acquiring property at a price not exceeding £100,000”
    Page 99. Table 6, 56 “To settle compensation claims not exceeding £50,000 …”
    The weak statement by Cornwall officers in defence of their already excessive powers of delegation is demonstrated in the example of the bungalow apropos planning as stated above.

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