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Parish Councils

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the procedure is for a council in a village that forms part of a borough council area to apply for parish council status. (231614)

The procedure for a village, or any other area, irrespective of whether it forms part of a borough is set out in part 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. That procedure provides for local government electors for the area concerned to petition the principal council which, on receipt of a valid petition, must conduct a community governance review and decide, having regard to that review, whether or not to establish the parish.