Milverton, Somerset

Changes to local government

As you know there is an ongoing proposal to create a Unitary authority in Somerset and there are two proposals:

  • One Somerset – promoted by Somerset County Council to create a single new authority for the present county of Somerset
  • Stronger Somerset – promoted by the four District Councils (Somerset West and Taunton, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Mendip) which would lead to two new Unitary Councils based on the boundaries of Somerset West and Taunton/Sedgemoor and South Somerset/Mendip

Consultation is open to all.

These proposed changes to our local democracy represents the biggest Council change since 1974 so it is important that everyone interested has the opportunity to have their say.

To find out more and register your view go to the ‘proposals for unitary local government‘ website. Consultation closes on Monday 19 April.