Exeter welcomes the two unitary pattern

CITY leaders have welcomed the news that the Boundary Committee for England (BCE) has included a two unitary pattern for Devon as one of the two options it has put out for consultation.

CITY leaders have welcomed the news that the Boundary Committee for England (BCE) has included a two unitary pattern for Devon as one of the two options it has put out for consultation.

The two unitary options would see the creation of a Greater Exeter unitary authority alongside another for rural Devon.

Cllr Pete Edwards, Chair of the City Council's Local Government Review Committee said: "The BCE's inclusion of this option recognises the very different nature of the city of Exeter from the rest of rural Devon.

Exeter City Council is urging residents to make sure their voices are heard by writing or emailing the Boundary Committee.

People have until 14 May to give their views to the Boundary Committee and they should write to The Review Manager (Devon), The Boundary Committee for England, Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2HW, or email: reviews@boundarycommittee.org.uk.