ANOTHER of Oxfordshire's neighbours will undergo a huge council revamp after it got the go-ahead from Government.

The five councils in Buckinghamshire will go and will be replaced by one unitary authority in 2020.

Any plan to shrink Oxfordshire's six councils into one unitary authority or to change the way they operate has been parked by the Government for the time being.

In August, communities minister Rishi Sunak told the leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils that any proposal to create a unitary authorities would be 'paused'.

Supporters of that move have said tens of millions of pounds would be saved.

Current leader of Oxfordshire County Council, Ian Hudspeth, and the former leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale councils, John Cotton and Matthew Barber, were all in favour of a unitary authority last year. Oxford, Cherwell and West Oxfordshire councils were opposed.

On Thursday, communities secretary James Brokenshire disappointed district council leaders in Buckinghamshire, who had wanted two unitary authorities.

The council leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett, wanted a single unitary authority. The leaders of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire and Wycombe district councils were opposed.