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   Have your say on a possible devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough    9 July, 2016

Local councils, including South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, want your views on a possible devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They have proposed a deal to Government that could see more decisions made in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by a new organisation called a Combined Authority, with a locally elected Mayor. Currently, Government makes these decisions on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s behalf.

The proposed devolution deal includes:

  • A new £20 million annual fund to improve local infrastructure – such as road and rail projects. This fund would be for the next 30 years
  • A new £100 million housing fund to be invested over the next five years to build more homes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • A new £70 million fund to be used to build more council rented homes in Cambridge over the next five years because house prices are so high in the city
  • Transferring other powers and funding that currently sit with Government down to the Combined Authority – in areas such as public transport, apprenticeships and helping people get back into work
  • A Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with a locally elected Mayor.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough proposal includes the following organisations, and more information about the deal can also be found on their websites:

These councils have voted to consult with the public on proposals that could impact on residents and businesses. By filling out the survey your views will be taken into account by councillors and partners who are set to debate the issue later in the year. The results of the consultation will also be shared with Government, who would have to agree any devolution deal for the area. This devolution process is also taking place in other areas of the UK.

Please click here for a Cambridge News article.

Visit the online survey to view the devolution documents and have your say. The consultation closes on Tuesday 23 August.

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