By Andrew Palmer in Yorkshire Times.
Plans for new unitary councils in Cumbria and North Yorkshire have taken an important step forward today following approval from Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick.
The plans will move the areas away from a two-tier system of county and district councils to unitary councils, strengthening local leadership and transforming the way services are delivered in these areas.
Establishing these new unitary councils will help ensure the people and businesses across Cumbria and North Yorkshire can have the sustainable high-quality local services they deserve.
This reorganisation will bring significant benefits to Cumbria and North Yorkshire, giving the local leaders there tools to help level up opportunity and prosperity across their communities.
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