Most easterly town stays in Suffolk

PROPOSALS to transfer Lowestoft into Norfolk have been dropped by the Boundary Committee, which today announced it would look into the feasibility of having just one unitary authority covering the whole of Suffolk.

PROPOSALS to transfer Lowestoft into Norfolk have been dropped by the Boundary Committee, which today announced it would look into the feasibility of having just one unitary authority covering the whole of Suffolk.

The decision not to include Lowestoft into a Norfolk unitary county is a victory for thousands of Waveney residents who were opposed to being removed from Suffolk.

There have been protest marches in the resort and a sustained campaign to keep the town in Suffolk.

The public has until May 14 to comment on the revised options. The Committee will issue its report in July for the Secretary of State Hazel Blears to consider over the summer. If she backs the final recommendations, orders will be laid before Parliament and the first elections will be in May 2010.

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