Leicester and Leicestershire combined authority proposal

Closed 20 Oct 2015

Opened 21 Sep 2015

Feedback Updated 16 May 2016

We Asked

Whether you supported the creation of a combined authority, to boost jobs, skills and transport.

You Said

The majority of people who responded to the consultaiton supported the idea

We Did

We finalised a proposal and submitted it to the government. We are currently awaiting a decision and hope that the combined authority can be launched in October 2016.

Results Updated 16 May 2016

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Overview

Boosting jobs, improving transport and taking decisions locally – that’s the purpose of a proposed combined authority for Leicester and Leicestershire.

The city, county and district councils are working on proposals to create a combined authority. If the Government gives the go-ahead, it would guide decisions on transport, planning, skills and other key issues affecting the area. It would not replace individual councils and their current services but would enable them to work more closely together.

The proposed authority would oversee:
• Planning: councils could work together to agree a clearer, long-term framework to meet future housing and employment needs for the whole area and identify future growth locations
• Transport: focussing on long-term investment in road, rail and other public transport infrastructure
• Skills: driving and delivering skills and training, to give local people the chance to get better qualifications and employment
• Devolution: closer working through a combined authority is an important step to getting more power from Government, ensuring local decisions are made locally
If you have any questions about the proposals, please look at the FAQs page on www.llca.org.uk or you can email questions@llca.org.uk .

You can have your say on our outline proposals at www.llca.org.uk . Once we have your views, we intend to submit a proposal to the Government early next year.

The consultation runs from Monday 21 September to Tuesday 20 October 2015.

Areas

  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Gypsy and Traveller community
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Drug and Alcohol services
  • Health services
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Service providers
  • Partner agencies
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • All staff
  • ASC staff
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin

Interests

  • Planning
  • Local government
  • Transport
  • Skills