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Local Government Reorganisation proposals

Published on 02 December 2020

Local Government Reorganisation proposals

Carlisle City Council, in partnership with Eden District Council, is urging local residents and business to back their proposal for local government reorganisation in Cumbria.

An eight-week public consultation is now underway.

The Government is seeking views and is asking for responses by Monday 19 April 2021.

Late last year, the Government invited to all Councils in Cumbria to submit proposals for creating unitary authorities in the county.

Eden, Carlisle, Allerdale and Copeland Councils all share the view that the best outcomes for the people of Cumbria would be delivered through establishing two new Unitary Authorities and a Mayoral Combined Authority. 

Carlisle and Eden’s preferred option is to form two new authorities on the footprint of the existing Eden, Carlisle and Allerdale Councils in the North and Copeland, Barrow and South Lakeland Councils in the South.

The submission to the Government sets out how this proposed Unitary Authority model, along with a Cumbrian Mayoralty, will improve local government and service delivery, whilst giving greater value for money and providing stronger strategic and local leadership.

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