I have it on good authority that only two options are now being considered when it comes to the revised unitary status for Norfolk.
It has been revealed to councils that there will be either a single unitary Norfolk County or a three authority option with Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk being merged to form one authority, North Norfolk and Great Yarmouth another and Breckland and Kings Lynn the third.
This will of course lead to some really unwieldy authorities with no natural centre or sense of community. Quite what Wells Next the Sea has to do with Hopton On Sea (they must be 50 miles apart by road), I don't know, but they will both be in the new North Norfolk/Great Yarmouth Unitary Authority, whilst Foulsham, right on the border of North Norfolk, will be lumped on with places like Diss, right on the Suffolk Border. Absolutely crazy !
Of course the easiste solution would be to scrap the existing boprders of all the authorities and reconstitute borders to they make sense. Also, the authorities should ignore County Boundaries. After all, if they are scrapping County council's what is their obsession with keeping county bounaries ? Great Yarmouth has much in common with Lowestoft and Waveney, but because this authority is in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk they cannot be merged. Another amazingly daft situation.
It is a shame, when there is no desire or public outcry for a local government re-organisation that this is happening at all, but it is perhaps a sign of this government's obsession with tinkering with what is not important rather than actually dealing with the big issues of the day.