Max Caller, Chair of the Boundary Committee for England, has thanked people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Devon for submitting their views on unitary local government in the counties.
Mr Caller said: The response to our consultation has been excellent. Weve heard from thousands of people who read our draft proposals online or found out about them from newspapers and leaflets available all over the county.
On behalf of the Boundary Committee, I want to say a big thank you to everyone for taking the time and trouble to write to us and email and tell us what they think and why. Weve had a remarkable response. The thoughtful and considered evidence from the very many residents, businesses, voluntary groups and parish councils across the counties will be really valuable and will help to inform our advice to the Secretary of State."
The consultation on the Committees draft proposals finished last week, although the Committee will still give people time to write in with their views. The Committee will now consider carefully all the submissions received, before giving its final advice to the Communities and Local Government Secretary by the end of the year. All the submissions can be seen on the Boundary Committees website at www.boundarycommittee.org.uk
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