Executive Forward Plan

The Council’s Forward Plan incorporates a Notice of each Key Decision that the Council has not yet taken, but is expected to take in the future, of which the Council is aware. You are also able to view the individual entries in the Forward Plan via

Each notice title incorporates the date it was published (in reverse format in the document name), details of the proposed decision and whether it is to be taken in public or at a meeting from which the public are excluded.

Key Decisions are defined at Article 8 within the Council’s Constitution and are decisions made by the Executive, that is the Council’s Leader, or a Committee or individual to which the Leader has delegated executive powers (eg the Cabinet) and are decisions which: Will result in expenditure or savings with a full year effect of more than £250,000, UNLESS
  • the decision is part of implementing a Key Decision that has already been taken, or
  • the decision relates to a decision to bid for external funding
Key Decision Notices are published a minimum of 28 days before the date when the decision is due to be made. The Notices of Key Decisions which have already been made are retained in the folder below entitled “Implemented Key Decisions” in the same format.

The purpose of publishing such notices is to provide the opportunity for consultation upon executive decisions both within the Council and with the Community prior to the decision being taken.

The details of the person to whom any comments upon any proposed decision should be submitted are included within the relevant Notice, this includes comments objecting to a proposal to consider a decision at a meeting (or a part of a meeting) to which the public are excluded. 
Formally, Notices of Key Decisions are referred to the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee for consideration as to whether there should be any further formal consultation through a relevant scrutiny commission. Where a decision has to be taken in less than 28 days from the date when the decision is required to be made, it cannot be made without following the Statutory exception process set out within the Access to Information Rules within the Council’s Constitution. Notices of an exception to the process are stored within the folder entitled “Proposed Decisions not following the Forward Plan Process" below. Prior to November 2014 Forward Plans were not published in a dynamic but in a fixed form.  Historic Forward Plans can be found in the relevant folder also below. 


For further information please contact:

Committee Services
Hull City Council
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street

Tel:  01482 300300

Email:  committee.services@hullcc.gov.uk