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Council constitution

Our constitution sets out how we operate, how we make decisions and the procedures we follow to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for us to choose.

The constitution has 16 articles which set out the basic rules governing the council's business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end.

South Lakeland District Council Constitution (PDF/1.5MB/229 pages)