At a Special Council meeting on Tuesday 1 December, Carlisle City Council supported the council’s proposal for Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria.
The proposal follows a formal Government invitation for councils in Cumbria to submit locally-led proposals for unitary local government, which was received in October of this year.
Carlisle’s proposal outlines the Council’s vision for local government in the county, which includes adopting a two unitary model incorporating Eden, Carlisle and Allerdale in the North of the county and South Lakes, Barrow and Copeland in the South.
A final decision on the proposal and business case will also be considered at an Executive meeting on Monday 7 December.
The final proposal and businesses case will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, by Wednesday 9 December.
Leader of Carlisle City Council Cllr John Mallinson, said:
“We want a positive future for Carlisle and Cumbria. We believe that our proposal for local government reorganisation is the way to achieve this. This is a golden opportunity to create a new way of working that will be more efficient and will best serve our communities.
“We will do all we can to ensure that the changes provide the best possible option for our residents, businesses and the wide region.”
The report to the Special Council is here: https://carlisle.cmis.uk.com/Meetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4946/Committee/823/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx