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MHCLG Unitary Decisions

Time Published 22 July 2021

On 21 July 2021, Robert Jenrick MP, announced the decision, subject to Parliamentary approval, on the proposals to create unitary authorities from 1 April 2023.

For Cumbria, the proposal is for two unitary councils – an East unitary council covering the existing areas of Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland and a West unitary council covering the existing areas of Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland.

For North Yorkshire, the proposal is for a single unitary council for the whole of the existing administrative county of North Yorkshire.

For Somerset, the proposal is for a single unitary council replacing Mendip District, South Somerset, Sedgemoor and Somerset West & Taunton.

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