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LOCAL COMMITTEES TO HAVE SAY IN SCOTTISH DECENTRALISATION

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New Scottish unitary authorities are required to present decentralisation schemes so that local communities can hav...
New Scottish unitary authorities are required to present decentralisation schemes so that local communities can have a more effective input into the decision-making process, The Scotsman reports (p7).

Several of the shadow councils are drawing up proposals for area committees, said Danny Cepok, decentralisation officer for Central RC. For example, Fife UA has revealed plans for area committees that will have powers over local planning and licensing.

And in Highland, the new unitary authority will be setting up eight area committees covering the same boundaries as the outgoing districts.

Other aspects of decentralisation plans in Scotland will be discussed in a seminar on government in Scotland on September 28 in Edinburgh, The Scotsman reports.
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