The South Hams (Electoral Changes) Order 2014, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new boundaries in South Hams, was made on 5 November 2014 and was published 19 November 2014). New ward arrangements for South Hams have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections 2015.
The order for South Hams can be viewed through the following link:http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/3059/pdfs/uksi_20143059_en.pdf
On 16 July 2014 the South Hams (Electoral Changes) Order 2014 was laid in draft in Parliament.
The draft order if made would give effect to the final recommendations that were consulted on during the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s review of electoral arrangements in South Hams and published on 25 February 2014.
The draft order will be laid in Parliament for a period of 40 sitting days. Parliament can either accept or reject our recommendations. If accepted, the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the next scheduled elections for South Hams in 2015.
The draft order can be found below:
The draft order refers to a map. The map comprises the following sheets:
• Sheet 1 - Overview of the district (PDF)
An overview map of the final recommendations (PDF) is available. To interact with the final recommendations mapping click on the image below to visit our consultation area. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries and search by area or postcode.
We have now completed our electoral review of South Hams Council. The changes we have proposed must be approved by parliament. A draft Order - the legal document which brings into force our recommendations will be laid before parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for the council to be implemented at the local elections in 2015.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online survey. The survey seeks feedback on the review processes and procedures, in order to identify improvements that can be made. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete the opinion survey.
Consultation closed on 11 November 2013
The following are the submissions which we collected:Councillor
Our draft recommendations can be found using the links below.
An overview map of our draft recommendations (PDF) is available.
For more information read our news release and the Letter to the Chief Executive of South Hams Council (PDF)
To view the existing warding arrangements visit our consultation area. You can search by area or postcode, and Have your say.
Consultation closed on 4 June 2013
Below are the submissions we received:
We received 19 submissions from local residents. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions
Parish and Town Councils
We received 19 submissions from parish and town councils. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions
You may find our electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about ward boundaries.
The first stage of an electoral review was to determine the number of councillors who should represent the local authority in the future. We call this stage "council size". During the preliminary stage of the review, the Commission received proposals from the council which available below. The Commission has considered this submission and is now seeking views on its proposal for a council size of 30 members for South Hams Council.
To have your say on council size and view an interactive map of the existing wards visit our consultation area.
Consultation closed on 18 February 2013
Below are the submissions we received:
We received 24 submissions from local residents. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions.
We received 10 submissions from councillors. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions.
We received 25 submissions from parish councils. All submissions are contained in one document. At the front of the document there is a list of names with links to the relevant submissions.
We will be considering the number, names and boundaries of wards during two further periods of public consultation later in 2013.
Our document, Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance (PDF), contains detailed guidance on the review process and information on the legislation reviews are carried out under.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with South Hams District Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on the Council). We received two submissions, one from the Council and another from the Opposition councillors.