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.