Unitary decision delayed

THE decision on whether Devon is to become a unitary authority has been delayed. The Secretary of State has today (Monday) extended the deadline for the Boundary Committee to provide advice concerning the re-organisation of local government in Devon, from

THE decision on whether Devon is to become a unitary authority has been delayed.The Secretary of State has today (Monday) extended the deadline for the Boundary Committee to provide advice concerning the re-organisation of local government in Devon, from February 13 to July 15.Responding to the delay, the Devon County Council Leader Brian Greenslade said: "In the current economic climate, the continued uncertainty is unhelpful and we need to find an early resolution. This delay almost certainly means that the implementation of any eventual unitary recommendations will be delayed to April 2011. The county council's elections in June this year continue as planned.


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