Business lobbyist warns over break-up proposals by Lancashire councils

Frank McKenna
A Lancashire business lobbyist has called on council leaders to abandon plans to form a unitary grouping, and re-double efforts to create a Lancashire-wide Combined Authority. Last month the leaders of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council - which is already unitary - and Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Borough Councils, wrote to communities secretary James Brokenshire to propose a new council for East Lancashire. They said they need to be “in control of our own destiny” to create a council which is “dynamic, unceasingly am... For the full story register now for free or login below...