Devolution Consultation Events
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 00:00 to Thursday, 1 February, 2018 - 00:00
Consultation events take place in various locations, dates and times.
In November, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils agreed with Government a ‘minded to approve’ devolution deal for the North of Tyne.
The deal offers unprecedented new powers and funding to the area, including a £600 million investment fund. This investment and new powers are expected to generate £1.1 billion for the local economy, create 10,000 new jobs and leverage £2.1 billion in private sector investment.
The councils have published a scheme that sets out their proposals for changing the way the seven North East councils work together on economic development, regeneration and transport matters, and for devolving new powers to the North of Tyne. Those plans include creating a new combined authority for the North of Tyne, led by an elected mayor, to manage a range of devolved powers that will help to improve the quality and availability of housing, support infrastructure and help increase the number of residents moving into work in the area.
Have your say
Views are now being sought on the proposed scheme and how the new arrangements will work.
The consultation opened on Thursday 14 December and close on Monday 5 February 2018. There are a number of consultation events being held. The consultation events will all be the same and you can attend the one which is most convenient to you.
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Wednesday 17th January 6pm to 8pm
- North Tyneside, The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields, NE30 1SE
Thursday 18th January 6pm to 8pm
- Newcastle, Domain Room, Northumbria University Students Union, Sandyford Road, NE1 8SB
Tuesday 23rd January 2pm to 4pm
- Northumberland, Northumberland Hall, Market Place, NE66 1TN
Wednesday 31 January 3pm to 5pm
- Gateshead, Bewicks B, Gateshead Civic Centre, Gateshead, NE8 1HH
Thursday 1st February 2.30pm – 4.30pm
- Sunderland, Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, SR1 1PB