Review panels are in depth studies into particular areas of council policy or issues of local concern. They give councillors the opportunity to examine areas in detail and to produce detailed and informed recommendations.
The scope of individual reviews is set by the Overview Management Committee and the panels meet in private.
There are two types of review panels; a full review panel or a fast track review panel.
Full Review Panels
Full review panels are in-depth studies that can run for over a year.
Fast Track Review Panels
Fast track review panels are convened to consider urgent (strategic) topics that might arise throughout the overview and scrutiny process and are generally completed within a few months.