Draft legislation is now online

The draft legislation that will both dissolve the existing councils and create two new unitary authorities is now available to view online:

The Dorset (Structural Changes) (Modification of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007) Regulations 2018; and


These set out the duties of the Shadow Authority, including what must legally be achieved during the ‘shadow period’ – from the passing of statute to 1st April 2019 when the two new councils come into being.