Dorset councils merger ‘to go ahead’ says Sajid Javid

27th February 2018

Plans to scrap Dorset’s nine councils to create two unitary authorities have been approved by the Secretary of State for Local Government.

In a ministerial statement, Sajid Javid said he had decided to implement the merger having previously said he was “minded” to support it.

Eight of the county’s local authorities voted to support the proposal but it was opposed by Christchurch council.

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