Have your say on a combined authority

croppedasasd-p0436-web-header_final2-937px11Boosting 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 powers from Government, ensuring local decisions are made locally

Anyone with questions about the proposals are asked to look at the FAQs page on www.llca.org.uk or email questions@llca.org.uk.

People can have their say on the outline proposals at http://www.llca.org.uk, before 20th October. Once views are collated, a proposal will be submitted to the Government early next year.

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