A trio of committees will be formed so councillors can review Kirklees Council policies.
The council’s cross-party Policy Committee will include sub-commitees to get views from all 69 councillors on council policy.
The idea was put before the authority’s Corporate Governance and Audit Committee which analysed the plans and made ideas to improve them.
Not all members were content – one idea that may restrict the Scrutiny Committee from looking at the same issue as the Policy Committees within 12 months was removed.
Clr Julie Stewart-Turner, scrutiny chair, said: “Scrutiny should have the freedom to look at what it feels is right.”
Clr John Taylor moved that they remove the scrutiny limitation which was accepted.
Concerns the new committees will become a “talking shop” were discussed, along with the resources needed.
Last month Kirklees axed four scrutiny panels in a move that saved £32,000. It was opposed by the Liberal Democrat and Conservative opposition.
Clr Kath Pinnock said: “I support the aim of more openness... but this will become a talking shop because any recommendations they make are going to need to be accepted by the Cabinet.
“It will destroy the credibility of the Policy Committee if the recommendations are not accepted.”
Clr Nigel Patrick added: “We know from experience that in cross-party discussions everyone may get the chance to talk but it does not mean everyone is listened to.
“With Scrutiny a lot was said about the costs and resources and here we are introducing sub-committees to discuss policy.”
Clr Pattison said she had been told the resources were available, adding: “This will be a wonderful opportunity to involve all 69 councillors. It’s going to be something different and I would not be content if our recommendations are dismissed out of hand.”