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Devolution and unitarisation

Our submission to government

Following overwhelming cross-party support we published evidence to support the case for York remaining as a unitary council, rejecting the local government restructure including York and therefore, rejecting a proposal from some of the North Yorkshire district authorities to merge York with surrounding rural and coastal areas, see Successful Leadership from a Global city on a compact scale.

We fed back the views of York’s residents and businesses in our submission to the government.

Throughout November and December 2020 we gathered additional feedback, which was submitted to central government, including:

We also launched a cross-organisation campaign to retain the City of York Council, delivered further research to understand residents views and reviewed principles of a partnership agreement with North Yorkshire County Council at a Scrutiny meeting on 18 November

The government conducted a formal consultation about the different proposals for local government restructure in North Yorkshire which closed on 19 April 2021.

North Yorkshire Unitarisation - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Citizen Space - Citizen Space

Read our submitted consultation response.


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Our Big Conversation

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