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Taunton Deane

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The Commission has decided to pause its electoral review of Taunton Deane Borough Council.

 

Given the development of plans for a merger between Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset District Council, there is the possibility that a review of the internal ward boundaries of one of the authorities would quickly become redundant.


Before the Commission begins its formulation of draft recommendations, the most resource-intensive stage of a review, it has decided, in the interests of common sense, to pause the review until the outcome of merger plans is known.

On 28th June 2016, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for Taunton Deane Borough Council. Between 28 June and 5 September 2016, we are inviting comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.

The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that Taunton Deane Borough Council should have 43 councillors in the future.

The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Taunton Deane to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 43 councillors.

For more information read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Taunton Deane Borough Council (PDF).

You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about warding arragements. 

Polling District Maps may also be useful when thinking about warding arrangements. You can view the polling district map below. Please note polling district mapping data has been supplied by Taunton Deane Borough Council and may contain boundary errors

Taunton polling district map (jpeg)

Wellington polling district map (jpeg)

Rural polling district map (jpeg)

To view the existing warding arrangements visit our consultation area. You can search by area, postcode or have your say.

You can make a submission to the Taunton Deane electoral review through our consultation area, by sending an e-mail to reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or writing in to the following address:

   The Review Officer (Tauton Deane)
   Local Government Boundary Commission for England
   14th Floor Millbank Tower
   Millbank
   London

   SW1P 4QP

Guidance is available on our Guidance Page. You may also wish to read our document Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance, which 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 Taunton Deane Borough Council on the most apporopriate council size (the number of councillors on Taunton Deane Borough Council). We recieved two submissions on council size.

Taunton Deane Borough Council

Churchstanton Parish Council

The Boundary Committee for England began a further electoral review (FER) of Taunton Deane on 17 May 2005. It completed this review on 11 July 2006.

During the six week consultation period following the publication of the Boundary Committee for Englands final recommendations for Taunton Deane, the Electoral Commission received the following representations:

On 23 November 2006 the Electoral Commission decided to accept the recommendations of the Boundary Committee for England without modifications.

On 25 January 2007 the Commission made the Borough of Taunton Deane (Electoral Changes) Order 2007 to implement their decision. Web and print versions of the Order are available at the Office of Public Sector Information's website. The Order describes some of the new borough wards in its Schedule and refers to a map, comprising Sheet 1, Sheet 2 and Sheet 3, of the other new borough wards and parish wards. Mapping of the new borough wards will be available on Ordnance Survey's election maps website just before the elections in May 2007 that will bring the new wards into force.

For more information on how the Commission implement their decisions on electoral reviews conducted by the Committee please see the Implementation Team section of the Commission's website.

Final report (PDF) and executive summary (PDF) published 11 July 2006.

Large map sheet 1 illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for Taunton Deane, including constituent parishes.

Large map sheet 2 illustrates the proposed boundaries in the town of Taunton.

Large map sheet 3 illustrates the proposed boundaries in the town of Wellington.

Large map sheet 4 illustrates the proposed boundaries for Bishops Lydeard ward.

Draft report (PDF) and executive summary (PDF) published 29 November 2005.

Large map sheet 1 illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for Taunton Deane, including constituent parishes.

Large map sheet 2 illustrates the proposed boundaries in the town of Taunton.

Large map sheet 3 illustrates the proposed boundaries in the town of Wellington.

The last review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE).

Final report (PDF), published on 4 November 1997.

Draft report, (PDF) published in June 1997.