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Merger of West Somerset and Taunton Deane Councils

It has been announced that West Somerset and Taunton Deane Councils are to merge.

THE Leaders of two Somerset councils are welcoming the Government’s announcement that it is “minded to” approve the creation of a new district council covering their areas.

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, told Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils of his intention to allow the proposal to go forward, subject to a period of further representation until 19 January 2018 and Parliamentary approval.

Full details of the proposed changes can be found at :


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