Today's letter from Sir John Banham, chairman of the Local Government Commission to Environment Secretary John Gumm...
Today's letter from Sir John Banham, chairman of the Local Government Commission to Environment Secretary John Gummer gives details about items from land use planning through to the numbers of councillors proposed under a restructured local government set up in Derbyshire.
These recommendations include: strategic land use planning should be carried out by the new councils for north-east Derbyshire and Derby assuming responsibility with the county council for structure planning in the area outside the Peak Park including strategic policies.
The new Derby city council should initially comprise 44 councillors serving the existing 20 wards. The new council for north east Derbyshire should comprise 50 councillors with 2 councillors serving 25 wards based on the current county electoral divisions.
Derbyshire CC should initially comprise 39 councillors with one serving each electoral division outside the unitary authorities. In the new north east Derbyshire council elections should be held once every four years at the same time they take place for Derbyshire CC. In the new council for Derby and remaining districts electoral arraingements should be unaltered.