County unitary plan timing 'poor'

By Dan Peters | 17 July 2020

Hertfordshire’s 10 district and borough leaders have hit out against county council plans for a single unitary covering 1.2m residents.

Local government minister Simon Clarke has said he expected new unitaries as a ‘rule of thumb to be substantially in excess of 300,000 to 400,000’ though district councils are understood to have been told a lower figure could be acceptable.

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