Somerset

New town council for Langport likely to be rejected

Plans for a possible merger of a parish and town council in part of south Somerset look likely to be rejected.

Earlier this year Langport Town Council requested a review to investigate whether it should join with the nearby Huish Episcopi Parish Council.

The majority of respondents said they wanted to keep the two separate.

South Somerset District Council is now asking for any other opinions before formally rejecting the idea of the proposed Langport Huish Town Council.

Residents or any other interested parties have until 7 January to make any written comments.

The consultation is part of the Community Governance Reviews procedures which allows councils such as South Somerset District Council (SSDC) to take decisions over matters such as the creation of parishes and their electoral arrangements.

The original review was requested after more than 250 people handed a petition into SSDC.

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