The forward plan is a list of key decisions the authority intends to take during a four month period.

The plan is a 'live' document and will give at least 28 clear days' notice of any key decisions and, if applicable, the Cabinet's intention to discuss an item in private and the reason for this.

What is a key decision?

Key decisions are executive decisions of the authority which are decisions of the Cabinet or an officer under delegated powers which are likely to:

  • result in the council incurring expenditure or the making of savings of £250,000 or more, having regard to the council budget for the service or function to which the decision relates, or
  • be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working within the council's area, comprising two or more wards.

Who takes key decisions?

Under the council's Constitution, key decisions are taken by the Cabinet or individual officers acting under delegated powers:

Contact and representations

Names of contact officers are included in the Forward Plan and can be reached via Democratic and Member Services on 01925 442114.

If you wish to make representations about an item proposed to be heard in private, you should contact the Head of Democratic and Member Services no later than six clear working days before the meeting:

Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH
Call 01925 442104 or email