One Yorkshire Leaders respond to devolution letter

One Yorkshire Leaders respond to devolution letter

The Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government today issued a letter responding to the One Yorkshire devolution proposals.

Responding�One Yorkshire Leaders said:

"We are disappointed by the Secretary of State's response which exhibits a misunderstanding of the strength of our One Yorkshire proposals which build on a shared identity and an established global brand.

�His letter also fails to recognise the considerable work of the great partnership we have developed, cross-party, to develop ambitious plans which we calculate would add �30bn to the economy and bring the benefits of devolution to a region of five million people.

�We were told by Government to come up with devolution proposals which enjoy widespread support. In the One Yorkshire devolution proposals we have a deliverable plan backed by 18 authorities, the Sheffield City Region Mayor, business and trade unions.

�In response, the Secretary of State is now advocating solutions that his own Government has previously rejected. We are requesting an urgent meeting, face to face, to discuss the way forward.�

Details of the One Yorkshire devolution proposals can be found here