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Nottinghamshire County Council has decided to drop its reorganisation plans, which the leadership had hoped would save the authority millions each year.
Nottinghamshire councillors will decide next week whether they wish to hold a consultation on plans to create a unitary authority to deliver savings.
Buckinghamshire’s five councils are to be scrapped in favour of a single county-wide unitary, communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced.
Two local councils have had ‘informal’ discussions about breaking away from a struggling East Sussex County Council in response to an ongoing financial crisis.
A single senior management team for a new Nottinghamshire unitary would deliver ‘significant savings’ and improve service quality, the county council’s leader has claimed.
Corby Borough Council has refused to sign up to Northamptonshire’s proposed local government overhaul.
Christchurch Borough Council has been refused leave to appeal the judgement about local government reorganisation.
Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.
Nottinghamshire County Council has agreed to develop a formal case for a new unitary authority, saying it could save up to £30m a year.
Dorset council leaders have welcomed Parliament’s decision to create two new unitary councils in the South Western county.