Officials from Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils will be at Parliament today, Wednesday 9 May, for the latest stage in the creation of a brand new ‘super district’ council for east Suffolk.
The Parliamentary Order for the formal creation of the new Council will be debated in both the House of Lords and the House of Commons, with the Commons debate due to get underway at 2.30pm and the Lords debate at 3.45pm (subject to change).
If approved, an “assenting motion” will be heard in both the Lords and Commons tomorrow. Finally, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will then sign the Order, formally confirming the creation of the new Council, later in the month.
Cllr Ray Herring, Leader of Suffolk Coastal District Council said:
“This is another critical milestone on the path to the historic creation of a new council for east Suffolk and this is a day of considerable pride for us. An incredible amount of detailed and hard work has brought us to this stage and seeing it come to fruition is very exciting.”
Cllr Mark Bee, Leader of Waveney District Council said:
“We are now extremely close to the new Council coming in to existence and this is another very important landmark on that journey. This is the very first time that an Order to create a new council from two district authorities will have been formally debated in the Commons and I am incredibly proud of the efforts that have brought us this far."