The Council considered the report of the Chief Executive, regarding the devolution agreement that had been reached in principle between the Government and the four upper tier authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The East Midlands Devolution Deal was the first of a new type of combined authority, designed for two-tier areas, which would be established through new legislation by central government. The legislation would enable the formation of an East Midlands Mayoral Combined County Authority (EMMCCA).
The Devolution Deal was a ‘level 3 deal’, offering the most local powers and funding in return for a new elected mayor. Elections for the mayor were currently expected to take place in the Spring, 2024. The headlines for the deal were detailed in the report.
AGREED (with 29 votes for and 3 abstentions) that the East Midlands Devolution deal, to be agreed by the four upper tier authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, be endorsed by the Council.