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AVDC agree with other districts' legal action over unitary

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Published by Dan Gooding at 11:41am 13th February 2019.

Aylesbury Vale's council say they agree with a legal challenge over the unitary authority process.

But AVDC are not financially backing the move by Wycombe, South Bucks & Chiltern District Councils, who are unhappy with the process of deciding on having one council for the whole of Bucks.

We heard last week who will be on the shadow authority from Bucks County Council, but the four districts are expected to put members forward, too.

AVDC leader Cllr Angela Macpherson said:

"There have been recent reports in local media about the makeup of the shadow executive that will oversee the formation of the new unitary authority.

"The implementation of the new council is currently subject to Judicial Review, initiated by the other three Bucks district councils. Although AVDC is not financially supporting the action, we nevertheless agree with the case they have made and await the outcome with interest.

"In the meantime, whilst we take issue with the way the new authority is being implemented, we accept that there will be a need to appoint AVDC representatives to the shadow executive."

Cllr Macpherson said that, to end the speculation, she could confirm that, as and when that time comes, their nominees will be herself, Cllr Angela Macpherson and her Deputy Leader Cllr Steve Bowles, with Cllr Mark Winn and Cllr Ben Everitt as deputies.

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