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Devolution debate

We agreed at a full council meeting on Thursday 3 March to remain as a non-constituent member of Sheffield City Region combined authority, supporting their devo deal.

We also agreed in principle to become a constituent member of North Midlands combined authority subject to these conditions: an equitable balance of local authorities, Government agreement and the outcome of any public consultation.

The voting was 27 in favour, 0 against, with 1 abstention.

  • View the full report >  Agenda [PDF  38KB]

This North Midlands combined authority joint statement was issued after a meeting of council leaders in Mansfield on Friday:

"We have worked well together over the past 12 months and we have come a long way in the ambition to get the North Midlands to be a player on the national stage.

"Clearly the situation may have changed but we remain convinced that this is an opportunity we can't afford to miss for the sake of our residents and local business.

"Now is the time for strong leadership - we remain committed that we want to move forward.

"We have 13 authorities that are keen to progress with a deal that benefits residents and we need to talk to Government about what that could be.

"We leave this meeting with fresh resolve to move forward in a united way to build a stronger economy across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire."

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