Issue details

Government invitation to Somerset to submit locally led proposals for unitary local government

On 9th October 2020, the Government announced that councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset were invited to submit locally led proposals for unitary local government in its response to requests from these areas.


The Councils in these three areas now have the opportunity to develop and submit their proposals for how they want to restructure local government to establish unitary local government.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/10/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Council’s Constitution ‘Part 4 B (Access to Information Procedure Rules) - Urgency Rule 15’ has been used for this report as the invitation letter from the Secretary of State on Local Government reorganisation arrived after the 28 days publication deadline for the Cabinet meeting on 5th November 2020

Decision Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: 5 Nov 2020 by Cabinet

Decision due: 12 Nov 2020 by Council

Lead member: Council Leader

Lead director: Chief Executive

Contact: David Trethewey, Director of Partnerships and Corporate Services Email: Tel: 01225 396353.

EFP Reference: E3241


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