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Council approves boundary changes

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The final phase of a legal process to determine potential boundary changes and governance arrangements in an area of rural South Derbyshire has been completed.

A Community Governance Review was carried out following a joint request from Barrow upon Trent Parish Council and Stenson Fields Parish Council to change their parish boundaries.

South Derbyshire District Council was charged with determining the future status of the above areas, following consultation with local residents.

At a meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday, 1 March 2017, it was resolved that Barrow upon Trent will transfer around 153.5 acres of land into the parish of Stenson Fields.

Stenson Fields will also take in around 197 acres of land to the south-west, which currently sits in the unparished area of Twyford and Stenson.

Results of the public consultation were overwhelmingly in favour of the changes to the boundaries, as initially required by the two parish councils.

View the draft proposals, consultation responses and more information about the Community Governance Review.

3 March 2017

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