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Districts drop legal challenge to Bucks unitary council

They were unhappy with the processes which led to the option of one council being chosen.

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:38pm 28th March 2019. 2-minute read.

Districts drop legal challenge to Bucks unitary council

After starting a legal challenge over the new Buckinghamshire council, two districts have dropped the idea.

Back in January, Chiltern and South Bucks councils started legal action over the unitary authority process.

The county will have one authority from next spring, replacing the County and four District councils.

But these two authorities, along with Wycombe, were not happy with the way the decision had been made.

Now, though, they have chosen not to continue with legal action.

This lunchtime, a joint statement from the Leaders of Chiltern District Council, Isobel Darby, and South Bucks District Council, Nick Naylor was released:

"Following further legal advice the Councils have decided to not progress any further with their application for a Judicial Review regarding the way Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government is effecting the change to a new unitary council for Buckinghamshire.

"Obviously we are disappointed in the Judge's decision to refuse permission to proceed but we stand by our intention to do everything we can to ensure the new Buckinghamshire Council is something we can all be proud of and will be the very best for all our residents."

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