Over the summer we ran a number of online consultations to help us with preparing the outline proposal that has now been submitted to government.  We'd like to thank everyone who took part in these consultations.  Your valuable comments helped to shape and strengthen our proposal.

You can read the outline case for change that was submitted to government on 9 November here.


You can read the full proposal document that was submitted to government on 9 December here.

Please visit the About our bid page to access the supporting documents.

Below are the ways that we consulted with people on local government reform in preparing our proposals.


Which model do you support ?

We asked you to compare the two models of local government reorganisation (North Yorkshire and York unitaries and East & West balanced unitaries), and vote on which one you believe would be best for our region.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey. 


The results were 74% to 26% in favour of the East & West model.

Town and Parish Councils:  your views on devolved powers

In the new unitary structures, there is an opportunity for Town and Parish Councils to take on additional responsibilities.  We asked Town and Parish Councillors (and their Clerks) to give a perspective on what they currently do, whether or not they would like to do more and, if so, which assets and services they would be most interested in taking on.

Thank you to all the Town and Parish Councils that took part.  The results were that some great work is already been done by Town and Parish Councils, and whilst many did not wish to take on more, those that did were most interested in street cleaning, street naming, tourism services, health and well-being initiatives and library services.


Pledging your support

We'd like to give a huge thank you to the very many people who pledged their support. If you would like to take part in the Government consultation, please click here.