The Forward Plan

The North East Combined Authority is committed to open government and encouraging local people to have their say on the decisions that affect them, their families and community as a whole.

We recognise that it is important to provide as much information about these decisions as possible. One way we do this is by publishing a Forward Plan for all key and Cabinet decisions to assist with openness and transparency.

Key decisions

The Forward Plan for the North East Combined Authority (North East CA) is published in accordance with the requirements of the Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit
Committees) Order 2017 (as amended) and the North East CA Constitution and gives 28 clear days’ notice* of the decisions that are planned to be taken by the Cabinet or by a Chief Officer under delegation.

Decisions are either key or non-key. A key decision is defined as a decision which is likely to:

a. Result in the Authority or the Mayor incurring significant expenditure, or the making of significant savings, having regard to the Authority’s budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or
b. To be significant in terms of its effects on persons living or working in an area comprising two or more electoral wards or divisions in the Authority’s area.

In relation to private meetings the reason an item is expected to be considered “in private” will be identified in accordance with the following exempt information categories, which are set out in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended):

  1. Information relating to an individual.
  2.  Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.
  3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including to authority holding that information).
  4.  Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown
    and employees of, or office holders under the authority.
  5. Information in respect of which a claim to legal and professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.
  6. Information which reveals that the authority proposes (a) to give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or (b) to make an order or direction under
    any enactment.
  7. Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation of prosecution of crime.

A non-key decision is a decision that is legally within the power of the Cabinet to make and can be taken by a Cabinet Member, a subcommittee of Cabinet or an Officer. 


Current plan

Unless otherwise indicated, if you require any further information or wish to make representations about any of the matters contained in the Forward Plan please contact the officer as detailed against each entry, at least 7 days before the meeting.

The most recent entries are referred to as ‘New’. Updated entries are referred to as ‘Update’. Items withdrawn since the last publication are referred to as ‘Withdrawn’ and following that will be removed altogether.

Decision makerDecision is
expected to be
made on the
following date
(or within 60
days of the date)
Public or PrivateDetails of the decision to be takenDocuments/additional
documents for
consideration
Contact Officer
Cabinet30/07/24Public

North East CA Strategic Portfolio Plans

To agree the Portfolio Plans and the establishment of a number of Advisory
Boards

 Henry Kippin
Chief Executive
Henry.kippin@northeast-ca.gov.uk
Cabinet30/07/24Public

 

City Region Sustainable Transport Programme Prospectus

To agree the City Region Sustainable Transport Programme and delegate authority to the Chief Executive to finalise the Business Case and submit to Government.

 

 Tobyn Hughes
Director of Transport
Tobyn.hughes@northeast-ca.gov.uk
Cabinet30/07/24Public

Improving and Reforming North East Buses

To approve for publication the updated Bus Service Improvement Plan for 2024 and decide whether to start a Franchising Scheme Assessment.

 

 

Tobyn Hughes
Director of Transport
Tobyn.hughes@northeast-ca.gov.uk

Cabinet30/07/24 Public

North East Combined Authority Senior Management Structure

To approve the proposed senior management structure and associated
recruitment process

 Henry Kippin
Chief Executive
Henry.kippin@northeast-ca.gov.uk
Cabinet30/07/24Public

2023/24 Outturn Position for the North of Tyne Combined Authority, North East Combined Authority, North East Local Enterprise Partnership, Invest North East England and the Joint Transport Committee

To approve the above 

 Janice Gillespie
Director of Finance and Investment
Janice.gillespie@northeast-ca.gov.uk

Privacy and exemptions

In relation to private meetings, the reason an item is expected to be considered “in private” will be identified in accordance with the following exempt information categories, which are set out in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended):

  • Information relating to an individual.
  • Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.
  • Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including to the authority holding that information).
  • Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown
    and employees of, or office holders under the authority.
  • Information in respect of which a claim to legal and professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.
  • Information which reveals that the authority proposes (a) to give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or (b) to make an order or direction under
    any enactment.
  • Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.
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