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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.