GREENS REAFFIRM BACKING FOR 'FOUR AND A HALF' UNITARIES MODEL FOR NORFOLK, IN SUBMISSION TO BOUNDARY COMMITTEE
"Local government should be local", say Greens.
LATEST POSITION OF THE GREEN PARTY ON PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANISATION IN
With the Boundary Committee asking Councils in
The Green Party continues to support 'four and a half' unitaries for
Yartoft (the urban areas of the current
However, if 'Yartoft' were ruled out, the Greens would then support four unitaries for
North Norfolk (covering the coast, including
Cllr. Adrian Ramsay, Leader of the Green Party Group on Norwich City Council, said, "We believe that local government should be local. Anything less than four unitaries undermines any pretence of all of the people of
"We believe that four (or four and a half) unitaries is the position now being put forward by West Norfolk and South Norfolk Councils, so there is increasing support for it."
Cllr. Ramsay continued, "We do not support the idea of 3 unitaries for
"Needless to say we are also strongly opposed to the two unitary and one unitary (full county unitary) models, both which would create an absurdly large unitary authority. If the Boundary Committee is minded to propose either of these we would want to investigate keeping a two-tier arrangement in rural
Cllr. Rupert Read, lead European elections candidate for Eastern Region Green Party, is also the Press Officer for Norfolk Green Party. He added: "Some recent discussions between the Boundary Committee and Norwich City Councillors have highlighted the need for the City Council to be clear on the reasons for unitary status for