Leaders of the four county and city councils in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Nottingham have secured an ambitious devolution deal with Government. If implemented, the proposed devolution will see a historic transfer of powers and investment from Whitehall to our region. It will give local control of at least £1.14 billion of funding to be spent on things that matter to the people who live in our region.
The proposal means decisions across key areas, such as better transport, skills, the economy, housing, and regeneration would be taken in the East Midlands by people who know and understand the region, bringing benefits for rural and urban communities and improvements to people’s quality of life.
It would also mean a directly elected mayor for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Nottingham, with elections being held in May 2024.
A consultation is being held from 14 November 2022 to 9 January 2023 on the devolution deal and proposals for a directly elected regional mayor. To take part please visit www.eastmidlandsdevolution.co.uk/have-your-say
More details can be found at www.eastmidlandsdevolution.co.uk