Planning Committee - TRAINING required.

Alan Rundle made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Planning Committee.
There are eleven members of the Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Planning Committee. Please outline any training that Councillors undergo before they are able to sit as members of the Planning Committee.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response below.

 

There are in fact 13 Members of the Planning Committee. All Members
received training from the Development Control Manager on 18 August this
year on the basics of planning and their role as decision makers. All
Committee members attended the training and received a training pack. In
addition to the Committee Members, 8 deputies also attended. 

 

Details of the Committee can be found on the Council website at [1]this
link

 

Kind regards,

 

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Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for the information provided.
Please could you provide me with the details, including the dates, concerning the Planning Committee training undertaken by the following Councillors:
B. Mooney
E. Boult
D. Elderton
S. Foulkes
P. Hayes
P. Johnson
B. Kenny
S. Kelly
A. Leech
D. Realey
J. Walsh
J. Crabtree
T. Cox
C. Povall
S. Whittingham
K. Hodson
P. Brightmore
I. Williams
W. Clements
S.R. Mountney
P. Glasman
L. Rowlands

Yours sincerely,

Alan Rundle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response attached.

 

Please note that training records are only retained for serving
Councillors.

 

Kind regards,

 

Sent on behalf of

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to
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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Planning Committee - TRAINING required.'.

Please provide details concerning the dates when Planning Committee training was undertaken by former Planning Committee members:

(i) S. Mountney;
(ii) P. Glasman;
(iii) S. Kelly;
(iv) P. Brightmore; and
(v) L.Rowlands.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your recent request for an internal review of your Freedom
of Information enquiry which the Council responded to on 30^th January.

 

Upon reviewing the information held, I can confirm that the Council
provided you with all information which is held by the authority.

 

As explained, S. Mountney and P. Glasman are no longer serving Councillors
and information on training received by them is therefore no longer held.
Cllrs. Brightmore and Kelly were issued with a Planning Committee
Information Pack and did not attend any formal sessions. Cllr. Rowlands
received training prior to 2010 when training records were formalised.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the result of your internal review, you also
have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, whose address
is

The Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire SK9 5AF

[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

Sent on behalf of

 

Jane Corrin

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
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