Leaders of the five West Yorkshire councils have secured an ambitious devolution deal with Government, which will see an historic transfer of powers and investment from Whitehall to our region. It will give local control of at least £1.8 billion of funding to be spent on the things that matter to the people of West Yorkshire.
The deal means decisions across key areas, such as better transport, skills, the economy, housing and regeneration will be taken in West Yorkshire by people who know and understand the region, bringing benefits for rural and urban communities and improvements to people’s quality of life.
It will also mean a directly-elected mayor for West Yorkshire with elections being held in May 2021.
Following Executive Board last week, public consultation on the deal has now launched and will run until 19 July.
LCC would like as many residents as possible to engage in the public consultation. There are a number of ways in which this can be done
• Through the online survey on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website: http://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/WYdevolution
• By email to email@example.com
• By calling the freephone telephone number 0800 141 3657
• By post using the freepost address: Freepost WY Devolution Consultation