County Leader responds to District Councils legal action against new council plans
Following the recent decision from government detailing the way in which the new council for Buckinghamshire will be set up, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils have today (25 January) made a statement announcing their decision to go ahead with legal action regarding implementation plans for the new council.
In response to this, Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Councillor Martin Tett said:
"We’re disappointed that Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils have decided to take the step to move to formal legal action. This could cost council taxpayers a large amount of money.
Surely the most important thing is to work together to help build the brand-new Buckinghamshire Council. Co-designed, this will be simpler, better value, and more local, delivering the best possible services to our fellow residents and businesses.
With just 15 months to go until the new council is due to open, there is a huge amount of work for us to do together."