Laura Sharman 29 July 2020

Lancashire CC sets out plans for new combined authority

Lancashire CC sets out plans for new combined authority image

Lancashire CC has put forward proposals for a new combined authority and an elected mayor for the county.

The roadmap argues that cutting the existing councils from 15 to just three would strengthen the voice of the county at a regional and national level.

Council leader, Geoff Driver, said the move would enable Lancashire to benefit from devolution deals that would give the region an economic boost.

Cllr Geoff Driver said: 'For far too long Lancashire has missed out on the benefits of devolution because of internal squabbles about how our structures are organised. It's time to set aside petty politicking and break that logjam.

'These bold and ambitious proposals represent a once-in-a-generation change that will transform Lancashire and benefit everyone who lives in this great county.'

Photo: © Stephen McKay

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