Public consultation

The councils’ consultation period on the proposal to create a new, single council for Taunton Deane and West Somerset has now closed (on 28 February 2017).

However, in November 2017 the Secretary of State  told Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils of his intention to allow the proposal to go forward, subject to a period of further representation until 19 January 2018 and Parliamentary approval.

Until 19 January 2018, representations  can be made by writing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF, or by email to