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Yorkshire Coast Councils Submit Devolution Bid

Yorkshire Coast Councils Submit Devolution Bid

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 4:41pm 4th September 2015.

North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have submitted a proposal for devolution based on the Local Economic Partnership (LEP) geographical area.


The LEP’s role is to encourage prosperity across the region and ensure decisions are made locally to reflect local circumstances and needs, and the devolution proposal document reflects this commitment.


“Whilst our first preference is for devolution to a wider Yorkshire footprint, we appreciate that this may not happen if other authorities do not agree and this LEP-based bid is an excellent one that will deliver prosperity and growth” said County Councillor Carl Les, Leader of North Yorkshire County Council. 


“North Yorkshire, together with the City of York and East Riding of Yorkshire are a rich mix of urban, rural and coastal areas and offer great opportunities to help meet shared local and national challenges, most notably the north-south productivity gap and the transformation of public services”.


 “We welcome this opportunity to contribute to the future shaping of our region. It is important to remember, however, that this is the start of a dialogue between the councils and central government about the content of the submission.


“The outcomes of this debate will enable us to develop a public consultation on our final proposal which we will encourage all our residents to participate in”.


The devolution submission document can be downloaded from




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