Decision details

Peer Challenge Report and Action Plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide the final report following the Corporate Peer Challenge and present the councils action plan addressing the recommendations.


RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion:


1.     That the peer challenge report be published on the website.


2.     That the Action Plan be endorsed and published.  

Reasons for the decision:

Peer challenges are coordinated by the Local Government Association on behalf of

the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). They are an

opportunity for robust, strategic and credible challenge and support to councils.

Challenge brings together political and managerial leadership from other councils to

review the objectives, actions and achievements of the subject council and to provide

recommendations for future growth and development. Therefore, the

recommendations in this report aim to maximise the learning from the findings of the

peer team.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Financial Impact: Detailed within the report

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: in writing to the Chief Executive

Contact: Katie Flint Email:

Report author: Katie Flint

Publication date: 15/03/2022

Date of decision: 15/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 23/03/2022

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