What does this mean for our region?
The creation of the Combined Authority marks a new era of opportunity for York and North Yorkshire. Here's a reminder of what devolution and the Combined Authority means:
Local power, local decisions: Decisions and funding will move from Westminster to the Combined Authority, led by an elected mayor who truly understands our region's needs and aspirations.
Unlocking investment: Our devolution deal secured over £540 million of investment over 30 years, empowering the mayor to drive impactful projects across the region that will attract further investment.
Boosting key areas: From improved transport and housing to enhanced skills and a smoother transition to net zero, the Combined Authority will focus on critical areas that will benefit everyone.
Collaboration for success: The Combined Authority will work hand-in-hand with local authorities to leverage the collective strengths of our vibrant city and rural powerhouse.
A lasting legacy: This isn't just a one-time opportunity; the Combined Authority represents a strategic, long-term commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come.