Devon local government status up in the air till July
Seven Devon local authorities are awaiting a ruling on their destiny from the High Court.
The district councils throughout Devon could be subsumed into a unitary Devon council. The High Court is looking at the proposals from the Boundary Committee, and the deadline for its decision has been put back to July 15.
The proposals being considered are one unitary authority for Devon, excluding Torbay and Plymouth, or two new unitary authorities one based for Exeter and Exmouth, the other the rest of Devon (excluding Torbay and Plymouth). Plymouth itself has called for the the city’s boundaries expand to include Woolwell, Bickleigh and Wembury.
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