Thousands respond to consultation on unitary authority

PUBLISHED: 16:21 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:25 15 June 2010

Max Caller, chairman of the Boundary Committee for England, has thanked people in Devon for submitting their views on unitary local government in the county.

Max Caller, chairman of the Boundary Committee for England, has thanked people in Devon for submitting their views on unitary local government in the county.Mr Caller said: "The response to our consultation from Devon has been excellent. We've heard from thousands of people who read our draft proposals online or found out about them from newspapers and leaflets available all over the county."On behalf of the Boundary Committee, I want to say a big 'thank you' to everyone for taking the time and trouble to write to us and email and tell us what they think and why. We've had a remarkable response. The thoughtful and considered evidence from the very many residents, businesses, voluntary groups, and parish councils across the counties will be really valuable and will help to inform our advice to the Secretary of State." The consultation on the committee's draft proposals finished last week, although the Committee will still give people time to write in with their views. The Committee will now consider carefully all the submissions received, before giving its final advice to the Communities and Local Government Secretary by the end of the year. All the submissions can be seen on the Boundary Committee's website at www.boundarycommittee.org.uk


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