County Council welcomes East Devon businesses' support for Unitary Devon Council

PUBLISHED: 12:53 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:01 17 June 2010

TUESDAY, August 19: Devon County Council has welcomed the announcement by East Devon s top business leaders supporting the Boundary Committee for England s single Unitary Council for Devon proposal.

TUESDAY, August 19: Devon County Council has welcomed the announcement by East Devon's top business leaders supporting the Boundary Committee for England's single Unitary Council for Devon proposal.

The Leader of the County Council, Cllr Brian Greenslade, said:

"I am very pleased that business leaders across East Devon have signalled their support for a single Unitary Council for Devon.

"Only a single Unitary Council would have the size and capacity to provide strong leadership to tackle the big social and economic challenges facing Devon.

"A new united Devon needs to keep the economic powerhouse of Exeter at its heart, rather than artificially divide the county. Together it will give Devon a stronger voice regionally and nationally.

"Devon's business community will have a strong role in helping the Unitary Council to meet local priorities, through their involvement with the Council's Community Boards. We would welcome an opportunity to develop the Community Boards concept further with the AEDCC."

The Association of East Devon Chamber of Commerce (AEDCC), which represents over 600 businesses in East Devon, unanimously voted to support the single Unitary Devon option at a meeting in Honiton last week.

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