Final recommendations for changes to the Nottingham City Council ward boundaries have been announced.
The Local News can reveal confirmation by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, that Nottingham will now have 15 wards with three councillors and five wards with two.
All but four of Nottingham’s 20 council wards will change as a result of the review.
Residents in Clifton said the proposal for a North and South ward would divide the estate, and as part of its final recommendations, the Commission changed its proposals in to create a Clifton East ward alongside a Clifton West ward as a better reflection of community ties in this part of the city.
The Commission said it has made changes to its original plans in response to local feedback.
Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the Commission, said: “We are extremely grateful to people across Nottingham who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.
“We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Nottingham.”
Councillor Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham City Council said: “We are pleased that the Boundary Commission has listened to the view of the City Council and local people, who firmly believe that communities such as The Meadows shouldn’t be artificially divided.
“By keeping such communities together, the final proposals maintain good local representation and the Commission should be congratulated for recognising that single-councillor wards are not appropriate for Nottingham.”
The new electoral arrangements are expected to come into force at the council elections in 2019, provided they pass through parliament.