After much negotiation, re-drafting and public consultation, at an extraordinary meeting on 17th November
Peterborough City Council voted to become a constituent member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
This Devo deal is widely believed to be one of the best in the UK from Government and will deliver £600m over the next 30 years to support economic growth, development of local infrastructure and jobs; £100m for affordable, rental and shared ownership across Cambs and Peterborough; support for Peterborough’s University and Enterprise Zone and many other positive aspects of a devolvement of powers.
There will also be significant opportunities for future devolution deals allowing the redesign the delivery of public services.
The authorities within the new C&PCA are expected to be:
Peterborough City Council, South Cambs DC, Hunts DC, Fenland DC, East Cambs DC, Cambs CC, and Cambridge City Council – plus the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership.
Cllr Peter Hiller, Chair NWCCA