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ADC CALLS FOR RE-THINK ON 'HYBRID' DERBYSHIRE AND DURHAM PROPOSALS

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The ADC has dubbed the commission's plans for Derbyshire and Durham 'a blow to local democracy' which should be rej...
The ADC has dubbed the commission's plans for Derbyshire and Durham 'a blow to local democracy' which should be rejected by the government. ADC chair Margaret Singh predicted unitary councils in Durham and Derbyshire surrounded by two tier councils would lead to confusion and years of conflict over functions.

ADC chair Margaret Singh said: 'Patching together a mongrel two-tier system for the parts of these areas would lead to continued conflict in the future, and will create a structure which will not be long-lasting.'

But the ADC has put its weight behind commission proposals for Cleveland, abolishing Cleveland CC and replacing it with four unitary district-based councils, which it says will stand the test of time.
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