The Government’s launched a consultation over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities.
All of the authorities in the county will be asked to have their say along with others in neighbouring counties together with other organisations including the emergency services, the Chamber of Commerce and local health bodies as well as residents.
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has also announced that following a request from the eight Northamptonshire councils, he will be postponing district and parish elections that were due to be held in May 2019 until May 2020.
Should he decide to implement the proposal of two unitary authorities, it would have meant district and parish councillors serving only one year before unitary authority elections would be held in 2020.
The consultation period will run for eight weeks until 25 January 2019 and is available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-proposed-reorganisation-of-local-government-in-northamptonshire