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The council's constitution

The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that the council is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Constitution in full

Constitution Part 1 Summary and Explanation
Constitution Part 2 Articles of the Constitution
Constitution Part 3 Section 1 Responsibilities for functions
Constitution Part 3 Section 2 Terms of reference and delegated powers of committees
Constitution Part 3 Section 3 Delegated powers of officers
Constitution Part 4 Rules of procedure
Constitution Part 5.1 Members' code of conduct
Constitution Part 5.2 Code of conduct for employees
Constitution Part 5.3 Code of practice for councillors and officers dealing with planning matters
Constitution Part 5.4 Protocol for relationships between Members and officers
Constitution Part 5.5 Lead Member protocol
Constitution Part 5.6 Council's petition scheme
Constitution Part 6 Members allowance scheme
Constitution Part 7 Management Structure
Constitution Part 8 Strata terms of reference and rules of procedure
Constitution Part 9 South West Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee terms of reference and rules of procedure