To hear and determine appeals
(other than those appeals which are within the terms of reference
of any other Committee) from determinations and decisions of the
Authority where there is a statutory requirement for there to be an
appeal to Members of the Council or where such appeal is allowed
for in any policy or procedure approved by the Council.
On hearing an appeal the
committee shall be empowered, on behalf and in the name of the
Council, to make such an order as it considers appropriate, within
the range of decisions permissible at law.
The Committee, when sitting to
hear an appeal, shall not include any Members of the Cabinet or
Members of any Committee principally concerned with the service by
which the decision or determination has been made, or Members who
have been concerned in any previous consideration of the matter,
which has given rise to or from which the appeal arises.
At each sitting of the
Committee to hear an appeal, the Committee shall, firstly, ensure
that the appeal has been properly made and, secondly, that the
appellant has been afforded the opportunity of being represented at
the hearing of his/her appeal by such friend, lawyer or other
representative as he/she may choose.
In hearing an appeal the
Committee shall conform to the rules of natural justice.
All Members of the Committee
will be required to undertaken relevant training to enable them to
property discharge their duties.