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Mid Sussex District Council Boundary Review Consultation 2021

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has launched a Review of the electoral boundaries for Mid Sussex District Council and is consulting on a proposed scheme for wards. The County Council is able to respond to the consultation, as may any other individuals, organisations and councils.

The County Council’s Electoral Review Panel met on 20 October 2021 to consider the Commission’s proposals and discussed a number of alternative options. A response to the consultation was agreed by majority and is attached at Appendix A. The Commission’s draft recommendations are largely supported. The Panel recommended a change to the name of two proposed wards to better reflect community identity and two changes to warding patterns, in both cases finding ways to split three-member wards into a two-member ward and a one-member ward.

Following consultation with the Chairman of Governance Committee, this decision has been taken by the Director of Law and Assurance in accordance with Standing Order 3.45(d).



Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/11/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Deadline for response is 8 November, before the next meeting of Governance Committee

Decision due: 8 November 2021 by Director of Law and Assurance

Lead member: Governance Committee

Lead director: Tony Kershaw

Contact: Charles Gauntlett, Senior Advisor (Council - Member Support) Email: Tel: 033 022 22524.

Democratic Services Contact: Charles Gauntlett Tel: 033022 22524


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