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Modernising local government

Decision

On Thursday 1 November, James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, published a written ministerial statement with his decision about unitary councils in Bucks.

The Secretary of State's decision is to establish a new single unitary district council for Buckinghamshire, to come into effect in April 2020.

Our reaction

Read the Statement issued on behalf of all four district councils in response to the Secretary of State's unitary decision about Bucks.

Legal action (January 2019)

Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils have jointly issued formal proceedings regarding the way in which the new unitary council for Buckinghamshire is to be established.

Read the joint statement from the district councils regarding legal proceedings