This page provides publications and background documents that relate to the progress towards unitary councils in Northamptonshire. These documents have been replied upon in developing the new Council.
PricewaterhouseCoopers report on Northamptonshire Local Government Reform
PwC report prepared for Northamptonshire’s local authorities in response to the Secretary of State’s invitation to submit a proposal to move to a single tier of local government.
Thank you for taking part in the consultation on the design of future local government in Northants
June 2018: Northamptonshire’s eight local authorities jointly thank all the people who have taken part in the recent consultation on local government reform in the county.
Important consultation – have your say to help us design the future of local government
July 2018: Consultation on a re-structure of local government in Northamptonshire begins, with opportunities for all residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the county to have their say.
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and announces postponement of elections
November 2018: Consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities has started.
Government written statement re: unitary proposal consultation and elections – item 6
Made by James Brokenshire (Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) on 14 May 2019.
Statement from all seven Northamptonshire district and borough councils in response to the latest announcements from NCC regarding its financial situation
August 2018: Councils outline committment to working together to meet the needs of residents.
Minister confirms Northamptonshire unitary legislation due to be laid in the autumn
September 2019: Statement by the Minister for Local Government and Homelessness on Establishing Unitary Local Government in Northamptonshire.