Tagged as Dorset

‘The people of Christchurch have been betrayed’: possibility of legal challenge over merger decision

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to Christchurch council being merged with its neighbours may seek a judicial review to challenge the Government’s decision.  On Monday, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid approved the Future Dorset plan, which will see Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole councils abolished and replaced with a single unitary body for the conurbation. Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope, who has […]

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Javid gives ‘green light’ to Dorset reorganisation

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 […]

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Minister approves plans to merge Dorset councils into two authorities

THE Government has approved plans to cut the number of councils in Dorset from nine to two. The Future Dorset/Local Government Reorganisation proposal, also referred to as the ‘super council’ plan, was submitted to the then-Department of Communities and Local Government in February last year, having been approved by six of the county’s authorities. Click below to […]

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