Community Governance Reviews provide the opportunity for principal councils to review and make changes to community governance within their areas. The Council can undertake a review for example, to establish a new parish council, or to revise parish boundaries where there have been significant changes in population, or to react to a specific new or local issue.
Community Governance Reviews may also be triggered by local people presenting a petition to the Council. For a petition to be valid it must meet specified criteria which includes:
Whenever a Community Governance Review is undertaken, we will publish the Terms of Reference and carry out public consultation before putting forward recommendations for Council to approve a Community Governance Order. The process should normally take no more than 12 months to conclude, however any boundary changes will not come into effect until the next election has taken place for the affected parish(es).
Changes to district or county boundaries cannot be made as a result of a Community Governance Review as this is the responsibility of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
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