Consultation set to start on North Devon parish boundaries

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Posted on: 26 July 2018

A consultation starts today (Thursday 26 July) to review parish boundaries in North Devon.

At North Devon Council’s full council meeting yesterday (Wednesday 25 July), councillors agreed to start a Community Governance Review (CGR), looking at electoral boundaries for some parishes across the North Devon district. This would bring the parish boundaries in line with the district boundaries following a district boundary review, which started last year.

The council is looking to tidy up parish boundaries to take into account large new planned development within the district, including Westacott and Mount Sandford Green. It is also looking at Gunn and Mill on the Mole.

Head of Corporate and Community Services at North Devon Council, Ken Miles, says: “A CGR can be used to review the size, boundaries and electoral arrangements of as many parishes within the district as needed. It helps to make sure the community representation is effective. As part of the review we will be taking into account the impact on the community, its size and population currently and how it would look in the future.”

Residents can find out more and have their say online at www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/consultation. The consultation closes on 26 September 2018.

Draft proposals will be published in late October 2018, when there will a further consultation. The Final Order will be published before the May 2019 district, parish and general election. The Local Government Boundary Commission review of the district boundaries will also be completed in time for district elections.

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