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Devolution approved by local Councillors

7:00 am, Friday, 15th March 2024 - 2 weeks ago

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PROPOSALS for a devolution deal for North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Councils have been approved by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet and at a subsequent meeting of the Full Council.

The proposals, which would secure new investment of at least £720m into Greater Lincolnshire over the next 30 years, were approved by the Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday evening, before being discussed at a meeting of the full Council on Thursday evening.

Lincolnshire County Council approved the proposals on Wednesday night. Councillors in North Lincolnshire will review the proposals on Friday morning before submitting them to the Government.

Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“I’m really pleased that my colleagues have approved these proposals. Tonight’s debate was very broad and Councillors are clearly supportive of bringing more investment and more powers to the area.

“A devolution deal will mean more funding for our area and extra powers from Westminster, and it’s important that this sits at a local level, with local decision-makers.  

“I’m confident that these proposals are right for our region, and are right for North East Lincolnshire, and for me personally this is an incredibly proud moment. It’s a historic day and will mean a great deal for our borough, and for Lincolnshire and the Humber region.”

Last year, an agreement was made between government and the three Lincolnshire lead authorities for extra powers and funding to be transferred from Westminster.

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