December 2015

Norfolk Matters

Norfolk and Suffolk councils target devolution deal


Leaders of the 16 councils in Norfolk and Suffolk and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership have presented a case to the Government for more power to be devolved to the two counties.

In November, representatives of the group presented to Lord Heseltine and received a very positive response.  They then met to work up further detail on the potential devolution agreement - ranging from transport and infrastructure plans, to boosting productivity, housing and skills provision.

The group also discussed how they can form longer-term closer links with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  A delegation of district and county leaders with be meeting with Cambridgeshire / Peterborough in the New Year. 

The Government department for Communities and Local Government will inform the group on how they wish to progress a deal for this region.


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