Decisions Made by Cabinet:
1.1 To provisionally endorse the approach of formally dissolving the two district Council’s and creating a new larger District Council.
1.2 To utilise Transformation Funding to jointly conduct stakeholder, public and staff engagement during Autumn 2017.
1.2a Subject to the outcome of the public engagement a draft (DCLG compliant) business case for the dissolution of BMSDCs and creation of a new single district council for the area could be considered by each Council.
Reason for decisions: In order to ensure that the two districts were in the best possible position to respond to, and take advantage of, the emerging opportunities and challenges within Local Government and Suffolk.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: Other options considered as per the report.
Any Declarations of Interest declared: None
Any Dispensation Granted: None