Published 13th March 2018
Proposals for a new unitary authority covering Buckinghamshire have been given the backing of the government. The plans would see the county council and four district councils - Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, High Wycombe and South Bucks - replaced with one authority.
While the county council supports the plan, an alternative proposal of two unitary councils was authored by the districts. County council leader Martin Tett asserted that there is widespread support for the proposals, while, in a joint statement, the four district councils said: "While we are extremely disappointed, the 'minded to' decision is not set in stone and, as the process allows, we will be making the strongest possible representations to the Secretary of State that this decision is not the right one.”