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Council merger ends

Plans to create a South Warwickshire District Council have been halted, with Councillors voting unanimously to withdraw from proposals to merge with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

At last night’s Annual Meeting, Councillors resolved to request that the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities end the integration of the two councils, bringing to a close the full merger plans, which included shared civic and office accommodation.

Joint work will continue however, on key partnerships that are already underway, such as the new joint Waste Management Service, the Climate Action Plan, the creation of the South Warwickshire Economic Strategy and Local Development Plan.