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Committees

These are the committees within West Somerset Council. please click on one to view more details.

  • Audit Committee
    To provide independent scrutiny of the authority's financial performance and risk management.
  • Cabinet
    Proposes policy and makes decisions within agreed policy.
  • Dunster Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.
  • Exmoor Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.
  • Full Council
    Policy approval, sets Councils budget, Council Tax.
  • Gambling Panel
    To act for Council in respect of all licensing, gambling, registration and environmental protection functions.
  • Licensing Committee
    To act for Council in respect of all licensing, gambling, registration and environmental protection functions.
  • Licensing Panel
    To determine general licensing matters that have been delegated by Council that are not associated with the Licensing Act 2003.
  • Local Development Panel
    To monitor and make recommendations on all aspects of planning policy.
  • Minehead Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.
  • Planning Committee
    To act for Council in all matters as a planning authority.
  • Scrutiny Committee
    Develops and reviews policy and holds Cabinet to account.
  • Standards Committee
    The Standards Committee’s principal role is to promote and maintain high standards of conduct.
  • Watchet, Williton and Quantocks Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.