Please note that the clerking of the City
Region Deal Joint Committee is shared between Aberdeen City
Council and Aberdeenshire Council.
The Agenda, reports and minutes of
meetings held between May 2021 and May 2022 will be available on
the Aberdeenshire Council website
Terms of Reference operational from 1
The Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint
Committee is a Joint Committee established by Aberdeen City Council
and Aberdeenshire Council (the “Constituent
Authorities”) under sections 56 and 57 of the Local
Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
The creation of the Joint Committee
represents the joint commitment of the Constituent Authorities and
Opportunity North East (“ONE”) to support and oversee
the implementation of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.
In particular it shall have the power
Approve Business Cases for City Region
Deal projects and any other related documentation with the
exception of those where approval is reserved to either or both of
the Constituent Authorities.
Make recommendations to the Constituent
Authorities and ONE in respect of projects within the City Region
Deal Strategic and Policy plans.
Monitor the effectiveness of the
implementation and the delivery of the City Region Deal and to
report to the Constituent Authorities on progress.
Receive updates from the United Kingdom
and Scottish Governments in connection with any aspect of the City
Region Deal, projects relating to the Memorandum of Understanding
signed by the United Kingdom and Scottish Governments and the
Constituent Authorities or additional United Kingdom and Scottish
Government investment and any related projects.
Approve (i) the overall programme
funding for the City Region Deal; and (ii) the detailed breakdown
and use of the Constituent Authorities’ financial
contributions to the City Region Deal in relation to such overall
programme funding for the City Region Deal where this relates to
programme funding already committed and approved by the relevant
Approve operational expenditure within
agreed Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee budgets allocated
by the Constituent Authorities and/or ONE in order to further the
aims of the City Region Deal.
Provide feedback to the United Kingdom
Government and Scottish Government on the implementation of the
City Region Deal and any strategic, economic or infrastructure
activities associated with the City Region Deal.
Appoint three representatives and three
named substitutes of ONE to the membership of the Joint
These terms of reference will be kept
under review by the Constituent Authorities, ONE and the Joint
Committee throughout the implementation of the City Region Deal to
ensure sufficient accountability of public funds provided through
City Region Deal funding.
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