Decision details

Local Government Reorganisation in North Yorkshire and Cumbria - response to consultation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Executive submitted a report outlining the Government’s consultation on locally-led proposals to reorganise local government in Cumbria and North Yorkshire for which a response was required by 19 April 2021.


Following the consultation, the Secretary of State would decide, subject to Parliamentary approval, which, if any, proposals would be implemented, with or without modification.


Both of the areas being consulted upon border with Ribble Valley. One of the proposals submitted by Cumbria included taking Lancaster city from the Lancashire County Council area. All proposals included either unitary county councils or groupings of district councils.


It was agreed that a response should be made to the consultation on the proposals for local government reorganisation in our neighbouring county areas.




1.    Respond to the consultation on proposals to reorganise local government in Cumbria and North Yorkshire,


2.    Appoint a working group comprising of Councillors S Atkinson, S Hore, D Peat and A Knox to consider the Council’s response, and


3.    Delegate to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Chair of this committee the submission of any response agreed by the working group.


Publication date: 06/04/2021

Date of decision: 30/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Policy and Finance

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