Cumbria Devolution - Survey

update by Nick Gamble, 23 February 2021

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Views are being sought from all those interested in the proposals, for new unitary authorities in Cumbria, including local residents, town and parish councils, businesses and the voluntary sector.

Before implementing a proposal, the Secretary of State is required to consult any local authority that is affected by the proposal (but which has not submitted it), and any such other persons as he considers appropriate.

The Secretary of State is therefore consulting the councils which made the proposals, other councils affected by the proposals and the councils in neighbouring areas which may be affected by the proposals.

He also considers it appropriate to consult public service providers, including health providers and the police, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and certain other business, voluntary sector and educational bodies.

Please use the link below to respond to the consultation using the online survey, but if you prefer you can email your response to the questions in this consultation to

The linked web page also carries details of how to respond if you wish to do so by post.