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One Yorkshire Devolution

Published on Wednesday, 13th February 2019

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The One Yorkshire devolution proposal supported by 18 of Yorkshire’s Council leaders has been rejected by the Government.

A letter sent to all leaders by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, confirmed that “the plan did not meet our devolution criteria”.

Hambleton District Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson, stated: “As a result of this formal response from the Government, I am removing Hambleton from the “coalition of the willing” in respect of a One Yorkshire devolution model.  If, however, other devolution proposals transpire that do meet the Government’s criteria I would be happy to consider them, providing they achieve tangible benefits for the residents of Hambleton.”