You may be aware that the UK Government is in discussion with Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council over a proposal to create a new Combined County Authority. A public consultation on devolution has begun, with a closing date for comments of January 9th 2023.
Devolution would create a new legal entity known formally as a Combined County Authority (CCA). This would include Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council and cover the areas of both cities and both counties.
The four authorities would still exist as individual councils and would work together on a formal and legal basis to improve the region for our communities and businesses.
The new Combined County Authority would include representatives from existing county, city, borough, and district councils and it would be led by a new regional Mayor. There would also be opportunities for private, public, and voluntary sector organisations to contribute and have their voices heard.
Find out more about devolution and the proposals for our area at www.eastmidlandsdevolution.co.
Nottinghamshire County Council have invited residents to take part in the consultation, which you can do by completing the online survey here: www.eastmidlandsdevolution.co.
Published on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council