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What we do and the Combined Authority Board

 

We will be a lean and effective authority. Where possible, we will look to use existing resources while ensuring there is a relatively small investment available. This will allow us to create an effective team that will be essential in delivering our vision for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

 

Our key ambitions for the Combined Authority include:

  • doubling the size of the local economy
  • accelerating house building rates to meet local and UK need
  • delivering outstanding and much needed connectivity in terms of transport and digital links
  • providing the UK’s most technically skilled workforce
  • transforming public service delivery to be much more seamless and responsive to local need
  • growing international recognition for our knowledge based economy
  • improving the quality of life by tackling areas suffering from deprivation.

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is set to receive funding and powers from Central Government in a number of areas including:

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

 

The new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor for the Combined Authority could also exercise certain powers and functions devolved from Central Government. 

 

The Combined Authority Board

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board hold regular meetings which include the partners and observers. Documents and meetings relating to the board can be found on the tabs at the top of this page. View the Authority's forward plan

Combined Authority Board meetings are open to the public and press. Any member of the public who is a resident of the Combined Authority or councillor from a constituent council can ask a question to the board. More information about the process can be found on our public speaking page

Ground-breaking new deal could bring homes, jobs and infrastructure to our region

17 November 2017
A ground-breaking new deal between Whitehall and local leaders in one of the most economically-important parts of the country could add hundreds of billions of pounds to the national economy each year and lead to the first new towns in the UK for half a century, Lord Adonis said today.

LEP announces new Interim Chief Executive

14 November 2017
The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP has announced its new Interim Chief Executive following a decision made by the LEP Board last Tuesday.

New Deputy Mayor of Combined Authority Announced

8 November 2017
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) have announced that Cllr Charles Roberts will become the new statutory Deputy Mayor.

£5.8m secured to unlock St Neots

25 October 2017
Plans to support the regeneration of St Neots have moved one step forward today, following the decision from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to agree the establishment of a business case to bring £5.8m of investment to the area.

Multi-million pound investment into transport schemes given the green light

25 October 2017
Over £4 million pounds worth of investment into key infrastructure projects across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region has been given the go-ahead by the Combined Authority at the Board meeting today (Wednesday 25th October).

St Neots first market town backed by Combined Authority

18 October 2017
Making the right investments with input from local people is key to protecting the future of St Neots as a bright and vibrant market town, according to a report which will be going to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board on 25th October.

Mayor to attend Paris leaders’ summit

16 October 2017
The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer, has been invited to represent the region at a major summit of world leaders to be held in Paris.

Combined Authority to provide leadership on review of local growth governance

28 September 2017
“It is important that we provide leadership and act urgently and decisively to restore trust, including that of the wider business community and central Government” said James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough today, in a letter to the GCGP Local Enterprise Partnership after it was revealed that Central Government is withholding growth funding secured for the area whilst the National Audit Office undertakes an investigation into the LEP.

Bid for millions of funding given the green light by CPCA

27 September 2017
Board members have today voted unanimously to back a Combined Authority bid to Government for millions pounds of funding to deliver thousands of homes and new jobs in Cambridgeshire.

Statement regarding mayoral salary

26 August 2017
The level of Mayoral allowance was set by the Independent Remuneration Panel on 22nd June and was agreed by the Combined Authority Board on 28th June.

More than 3000 female councillors needed to reach 50:50 gender balance in local government – statement

21 August 2017
A report published today (Monday 21 August 2017) by the IPPR has highlighted the lack of women across local government, including new combined authorities.

Multi-millions agreed to progress key projects

10 July 2017
A multi-million pound package of investment aiming to deliver the future development of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to include long-term benefits for Fenland, has been approved.Read more on Fenland District Council's website. 

New Chief Executive of the Combined Authority revealed

28 June 2017
The new Chief Executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has been revealed as Martin Whiteley.

Regional Independent Economic Commission given the green light

28 June 2017
The establishment of an Independent Economic Commission for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been given the go-ahead by the Combined Authority.

Multi-millions agreed to progress key transport improvements

28 June 2017
The Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have today agreed multi-million pounds of investment into transport improvement schemes in the region.

James Palmer wins election race to become Mayor

8 May 2017
James Palmer has been elected as the first Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with 56.9% of the vote.After no candidate received 50% of the vote, Mr Palmer beat Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill in the second round count.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority meets officially for the first time

20 March 2017
The Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will meet for the first time as an official body on Monday 20th March.The meeting will start at 2pm and will be held at The Boathouse Business Centre in Wisbech.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority becomes official as order formally signed in Parliament

6 March 2017
The Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is now an official body, after the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, signed the Order to formally constitute it on Monday 6th March.

Shadow Combined Authority holds final meeting before official formation

21 February 2017
The body set up to manage devolution for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will meet for the last time as a ‘shadow’ authority on 22nd February, as they forge ahead with the formal launch of the new Combined Authority which is expected to be formally ratified in March.

Shadow Combined Authority agrees new ‘top team’ as they forge ahead with devolution

2 February 2017
The Shadow Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has met for the second time (Tuesday 31st January) as more formal plans are put in place for the creation of the new body in the Spring.

Shadow Combined Authority meets again

27 January 2017
The body set up to manage devolution for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will meet for the second time on 31st January, as they forge ahead with the formal launch of the new Combined Authority.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority holds first meeting

15 December 2016
Following the decision by Councils and the LEP in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region to accept plans for Devolution, the ‘shadow combined authority’ - a precursor to a new combined authority which will be officially launched in February next year - met for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 14th December).

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal to be set in motion at first official meeting

6 December 2016
Following the decision by Councils in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region to accept plans for Devolution, the team tasked with pushing the deal forward will meet for the first time next week (Wednesday 14th December).

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough backs devolution deal

22 November 2016
Councillors from across the county have voted to progress a devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that will see more than £600million in new funding put into the hands of local communities.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board

25 October 2017

Agenda Document Pack (5.87MB)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board

27 September 2017

Agenda Document Pack (3010Kb)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board

4 September 2017

Agenda and items (1.3MB)Appendix 6 (87kb)Decision summary (210kb)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

26 July 2017

Agenda and items (7.56MB)Agenda item 1.4 – Public questions (71kb)Agenda item 1.6 – Community representative (478kb)Forward plan (206kb)Agenda item 4.1 - Appointment of the Interim Chief Finance Officer and Section 151 Officer (217kb)Agenda item 4.1b - Report from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (215kb)Decision summary (374kb)Request for Call In (393kb)Minutes (296kb)Notice of...

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

28 June 2017

Agenda and items (5.04MB)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayoral Elections

4 May 2017

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority - 20th March 2017

20 March 2017

Agenda Document Pack (3474Kb)

Lead Member

Mayor James Palmer

Contact

james.palmer@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk