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Mayor James Palmer

 

Mayor James Palmer will give the Combined Authority a focal point and will be the contact for Central Government, working hard to ensure the organisation works closely with them to deliver the best results for local people.

By having a Combined Authority and a Mayor in place, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will receive:

  • £170 million to deliver new homes over a five-year period in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which includes affordable, rented and shared ownership housing
  • £20 million a year funding over 30 years to boost growth in the region
  • responsibility for chairing a review of 16+ skills provision in the area


What’s more, the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor could also exercise powers and functions devolved from Central Government including:

  • responsibility for a multi-year devolved transport budget
  • responsibility for an identified key route network of local authority roads
  • powers over strategic planning, the responsibility to create a non-statutory spatial framework for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and to develop with Government a Land Commission

The Mayor has set out his immediate priorities in a 100 day plan and these have been met. Read our summary of completed commitments for details. 

For the latest updates, visit our news section or the Mayor's blog