Results 1–20 of 70 for "west somerset district council"

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Compilation of rating lists (20 Oct 2020)

David Simmonds: ...concern very significant amounts of money—so significant in some cases that they can imperil the financial viability of a local authority? We can cast our minds back to the circumstances of West Somerset District Council, with which I had some involvement in my time at the Local Government Association. The business rates appeal relating to the nuclear power station in that area, which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hinkley Point C Power Station (31 Oct 2018)

Lord Henley: ...addition to this, the Developer entered into a Deed of Development Consent Obligations pursuant to section 106 of the Town and Country Planning act 1990 – the only other parties to the deed being West Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council and companies within the EDF group. These Section 106 commitments included implementation of more detailed...

Somerset West and Taunton (Local Government Changes) Order 2018 - Motions to Approve (23 May 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ..., otherwise there is no point in the exercise. I also have some sympathy with the residents of Taunton Deane in respect of their concerns about this merger, as the independent auditor considers West Somerset District Council to be financially unsustainable. The merger may be the answer, but that has not been established to the satisfaction of many people locally. We then have various other...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Policy (22 Mar 2018)

Sajid Javid: On 30 November 2017 I told the House that I was minded to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, the locally-led proposal I had received from West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council to merge, and I invited representations before I took my final decision on this proposal. Having carefully considered all the representations I have received and all the relevant...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local government improvement in Somerset and Suffolk (30 Nov 2017)

Sajid Javid: ...I have received, I am ‘minded to’ implement two locally-led proposals for merging district councils in Somerset and Suffolk. The first of these is a proposal Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset District Council submitted to me in March 2017 to merge into a new, single district council. The second is a proposal Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council...

District Councils (England) (14 Nov 2017)

Jake Berry: ...long arm of the law reach for them, rather than the long arm of this place talk about it. The Secretary of State is currently considering the proposal for Taunton Deane Borough Council to merge with West Somerset District Council. The councils have let the Department know that they wish to merge and become a large district council. The Secretary of State is carefully considering the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Taunton Deane Borough Council: West Somerset Council (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: The Government is currently considering the merger proposal submitted by West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council together with all the representations it has received to date on this matter, and intends as soon as practicable to announce how it is minded to proceed. There will then be a reasonable period for those interested to make further representations before my...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform: Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2016)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...) is not here. It is a merger most foul, and, as in most blood-curdling stories, the real motive is money. Having won the House’s attention, I shall give Members the background to this sorry saga. West Somerset District Council is the smallest authority in England with a population of 35,000. It is a very beautiful part of the world and includes most of Exmoor. Unfortunately, the local...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Recycling (23 Jun 2014)

Dan Rogerson: ...Borough Council 308 477 2,783 West Devon Borough Council 1,100 1,839 1,720 West London Waste Authority — — 741 West Oxfordshire District Council 1,414 3,713 3,402 West Somerset District Council — 571 1,123 Westminster City Council 64 8 — Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council — — 882 Woking Borough Council 2,975 3,093 2,971 ...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Bellwin Scheme (18 Mar 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...91. Tewkesbury Borough Council 92. Torbay Borough Council 93. Waveney District Council 94. Waverley Borough Council 95. West Berkshire District Council 96. West Oxfordshire District Council 97. West Somerset District Council 98. West Sussex County Council 99. Wiltshire Council 100. Winchester City Council 101. Woking Borough Council 102. Worcester City Council 103. Worcestershire County...

Local Government Finance (Rural Authorities) (11 Feb 2013)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: May I say, Mr Deputy Speaker, that the telling off you gave me was the nicest one I have ever had? I want to give a practical view of where we are. West Somerset district council—my hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) knows it well, but it will be better known to most colleagues as Exmoor—has 30,000 people in 260 square miles. It has a budget of just £5 million...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Infrastructure Projects (Community Benefit) (18 Oct 2012)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...because of the lengths, but Hinkley is a good example, because of where it is. Hinkley Point is on the coast, just outside the boundary—by about 300 yards, for geographical reasons—of West Somerset district council. The area is incredibly rural, and pretty much in the middle of nowhere—that is why such projects are built in such places. The roads are narrow, the population is widely...

Community Funding (Infrastructure Projects) (18 Sep 2012)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...has no idea about the local geography of the area I represent. The formula for allocating business rates is based on where the project is. Hinkley Point is on the coast just inside the boundary of West Somerset district council. Let me, therefore, say a little about West Somerset council. The area is delightfully rural—it is Exmoor; it is beautiful—but much is in the middle of nowhere....

Written Answers — Justice: Electoral Register (15 Mar 2010)

Michael Wills: ...Devon Borough Council 4,015 West Dorset District Council 4,755 West Lancashire District Council 3,726 West Lindsey District Council 3,632 West Oxfordshire District Council 3,804 West Somerset District Council 5,093 West Wiltshire District Council 6,110 Westminster City Council 4,874 Weymouth and Portland Borough Council 3,762 Wigan Council 5,962 ...

Petitions: Station Footbridge Repair (24 Feb 2010)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...insufficient funds are available for its safe repair and maintenance. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take steps to assist and encourage the West Somerset District Council to repair the footbridge as soon as possible. And the Petitioners remain, etc. [P000742]

Public Bill Committee: (20 Jan 2009)

Councillor Ross: I am Keith Ross. I am the leader of the Independent group at the Local Government Association and I am also the leader of West Somerset district council.

National Parks in England (16 Dec 2008)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...planning authority to consider social housing requirements, and would mean that the planning issues that matter to people could be discussed on a much broader front through an accountable body, West Somerset district council, which is under no overall political control. Exmoor national park is treated with great suspicion by many, and that suspicion is slowly but surely turning into open...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Capacity Building Programme (16 Jul 2008)

John Healey: ...Waveney District Council 179,490 Wellingborough Borough Council 13,325 Welwyn Hatfield District Council 5,000 West Berkshire Council 10,000 West Lindsey District Council 5,000 West Somerset District Council 308,350 West Sussex County Council 9,000 West Wiltshire District Council 324,000 Weymouth and Portland Borough Council 10,950 Wigan Metropolitan...

Minehead Driving Test Centre (21 May 2008)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...test centre. The service standard applying to the Minehead area is that most candidates should not have to travel more than 30 miles. The driving test centre at Minehead is located in the offices of West Somerset district council in Blenheim road, Minehead, as the hon. Gentleman outlined. In February 2008, the DSA was informed that the council would be terminating the lease, ending the...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: INTERREG Programme ( 8 May 2008)

John Healey: ...District Council Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Mendip District Council Sedgemoor District Council Somerset County Council South Somerset District Council Taunton Deane District Council West Somerset District Council Kennet District Council North Wiltshire District Council Torbay Council South Hams District Council Teignbridge District Council West Devon Borough Council Torridge...


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