Published: Thursday, 21st September 2017
Broadland District Council members have voted to go ahead with a feasibility study to explore more formalised collaborative working with South Norfolk Council.
The purpose is to establish whether officers working more closely could better meet the shared challenges both councils face and make the most of opportunities for economic growth in the combined area.
At the extraordinary meeting of full council this evening, Council Leader Andrew Proctor said:
“We are never complacent about what we have achieved and are always looking for ways to improve. This feasibility study could take up to six months to complete but at the end of it we should know whether there are benefits for residents by having both districts working in a strategic partnership although each council is committed to maintaining its own identity and democratic accountability.”