‘Compelling’ West Suffolk council consolidation plan gets initial DCLG stamp

05th December 2017

Plans to create a West Suffolk council by combining Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council have received initial approval from Sajid Javid.

The communities and local government secretary said he was “minded to” approve the merger, which was first proposed in May this year.

The plan is intended to drive prosperity in the region by building on the already-successful working partnership between the two councils. It would mean creating a single district council that would be based on current council services and boundaries.

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