Yorkshire Leaders' One Yorkshire proposal
6 September 2018
The statement agreed by representatives of 18 of Yorkshire's 20 councils:
Leaders and representatives of 18 Yorkshire authorities have agreed to submit a detailed and concrete proposal to Government to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal.
The submission, which the authorities worked on for several months, follows the request for such a proposal made by Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid, at a meeting of the Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire APPG. Leaders welcomed the opportunity, on behalf of the region, to present the agreed plans as offering the most ambitious approach to devolution, securing the maximum possible economic and social benefits for all their communities and the country.
Leaders also welcomed Mr Javid making clear that the Government would not stand in the way of any One Yorkshire proposal that had widespread support and agreed this detailed plan was exactly that. They look forward to taking the Secretary of State up on his offer of urgent meetings with himself and officials to take forward these concrete proposals.