ORDERS which will begin to create the detailed framework for the local government reorganisation project in Dorset are due to be laid before Parliament on July 17.

Split into three main areas – finance, staffing arrangements and other matters – the consequential orders outline how the council will operate.

Creation of the orders follows the making of the Structural Change Order (SCO) which is expected to be completed in early June, beginning the county’s reorganisation project.

The reports provided ahead of Tuesday’s meeting of the Dorset Area Joint Committee, say that a first draft of the consequential orders is expected to be provided by Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) officers on June 4.

A final document is then scheduled to go to Parliament on July 17 to be implemented.

The finance order will include legislation which will allow the shadow executive to recommend a draft budget to the shadow council and also regulates the council tax harmonisation process including that no area receives an “excessive” increase to their bills.