Have your say: Greater Lincolnshire Devolution

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Across the country, devolution is moving important choices about local investment, infrastructure and training from government to local decision makers. Lincolnshire County Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council have secured a devolution deal with government worth over £750 million which, if progressed, means money and power can move from government to decision-makers in Greater Lincolnshire. 

To seek this level of power, money, and a say in how we spend it, local councils must produce a draft proposal and consult with you. The proposal shows the government how devolution could work in Greater Lincolnshire, including creating an independent body called a mayoral combined county authority. 

The Greater Lincolnshire Devolution Proposal (the proposal), can be seen, in full at Devolution

The three councils are now seeking views before deciding whether to submit the proposal to government either in its current form or in an amended form. This consultation is an opportunity for everyone in the area to have their say about the devolution proposal. 

It is open to people who live or work in Greater Lincolnshire, businesses, community and voluntary groups, and other organisations in the area. At the end of the consultation all three councils will consider your views before deciding whether to agree our final proposal for submission to government. 

Following submission of the final proposal it will be considered by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. If the secretary of state is happy, laws are put in place so that the Greater Lincolnshire Combined County Authority can be set up and start work with the election for a mayor in May 2025. 

For more information visit the dedicated "Have your say: Greater Lincolnshire Devolution" website.

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