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The Local Government White Paper 'Strong and Prosperous
Communities' was published by the Department of Communities
and Local Government in October 2006.
Amongst other things, the white paper offered councils in
two tier areas (where there were separate county and district
councils) the opportunity to submit proposals to reorganise
the local arrangements and set up a new unitary council.
Cornwall County Council submitted a proposal for a single
council for Cornwall which in July 2007 was approved by the
The new council, Cornwall Council, came into being on 1 April
2009 and the first elections were held on 4 June 2009.
On this page you can find the original unitary proposal
documents submitted to the government and links to the related
legislation that enabled Cornwall Council to be set up.
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