It'll affect both Lancashire Unitary authorities, Blackpool and Blackburn. All councils dissolved, including the county council, and three 'super' authorities formed. Blackpool merged with Wyre, Fylde, Lancaster and Ribble Valley. Another authority in East Lancs and one taking in Preston and the south. So one tier of local government for Lancashire replaces the current two tier system.Presumably doesn't effect Blackpool.
Most people could identify with 'Lancashire'. Needs to be big enough enough to have strateegic clout. In your London, whilst you have unitary London Boroughs, many are too smallI am a fan of unitary Government, the fact that we don't have it throughout the country is a quirk of history, more than anything else.
This proposal seems to me to be a messy hybrid that would have only a marginal benefit in terms of efficiency whilst doing almost nothing to improve accountability. And it will create structures that local people struggle to identify with.