Dorset council threatens legal action over proposed merger

08th January 2018

Christchurch Borough Council is preparing to take legal action if plans to merge a number of councils in Dorset are fully approved by the DCLG.

In November last year, communities secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that he was minded to agree to the plans, which would see two unitary authorities created in place of the current two-tier system.

Christchurch – which currently sits with East Dorset council on a joint committee – has been opposed to the project since the process began but has registered further concern after a local poll found that most residents do not support the merger.

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