Javid gives ‘green light’ to Dorset reorganisation

27 Feb 2018

Sajid Javid yesterday gave the green light for Dorset to go ahead with its ‘historic’ plans to create two unitary councils. The local government minister last November said he was ‘minded to’ support plans to abolish the area’s nine local authorities and replace them with two unitary councils.

He has now confirmed that, subject to parliamentary approval, the plans will be implemented.