Officials from Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council were at Parliament yesterday, Wednesday May 9, to see the latest stage in the creation of a brand new ‘super district’ council for east Suffolk approved.
The Parliamentary Order for the formal creation of the new Council was presented by Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government in Committee at the House of Commons (pictured with East Suffolk officials) and by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth in the House of Lords. Both Houses approved bringing the legal creation of the new authority in to view.
An “assenting motion” will now be heard in both the Lords and Commons. Finally, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will then sign the Order, formally confirming the creation of the new Council, in the next few weeks.
Cllr Ray Herring, Leader of Suffolk Coastal said:
“I am absolutely delighted that both the House of Lords and House of Commons have approved the Order to create a new council for east Suffolk. Each step brings an East Suffolk Council closer and we are now very near to the finish line.”
Cllr Mark Bee, Leader of Waveney said:
“Parliamentary approval of our plans is a clear indication that a new East Suffolk Council would be the best option for our local communities. This approval is fantastic news and I am very pleased indeed".