Greater Lincolnshire Devolution: Last chance to have your say

Council News
09:20, Thursday, 25th January 2024

Residents are being urged to have their say on the devolution proposal that would see £720m in extra cash flow into Greater Lincolnshire, before the consultation closes on 29 January.

As well as the massive injection of cash, devolution would see the transfer of important powers from London to Lincolnshire, giving local people the say on key issues including employment, transport, the environment and housing.

Crucially, devolution would enable the creation of high-paid, high-skill jobs and the training to access them, helping to build a more prosperous Lincolnshire, now and for future generations.

Time is running out for people to take the survey and share their priorities.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Thank you to the thousands of residents who have already completed the survey and had their say on devolution. There have been some really passionate responses and brilliant suggestions shared.

“Devolution means millions of pounds in new cash for our area and the powers to make a huge difference, tackling challenges in the environment, in employment, in transport infrastructure, in building affordable housing, head on.

“It is critical we hear from as many people as possible – these are important issues and there is a real opportunity here for residents to help shape the proposal.”

Over the past eight weeks thousands of people have shared their thoughts, with hundreds more attending the twenty devolution drop-in events across the length and breadth of Greater Lincolnshire.

There is still time for people to add their voice before the consultation closes at 5pm on 29 January.

Cllr Waltham added: “If you haven’t yet completed the survey please take five minutes to have your say. Your feedback is essential and will help to shape what devolution would look like here.”

Complete the survey on the Let’s Talk Lincolnshire website.

Following the eight-week consultation period, further formal meetings will take place to assess the consultation results and put a recommendation to the Government.

If a decision is taken to move forward, a Mayoral Combined County Authority would be formed with the election for a Mayor in May 2025.