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What we do

 

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. 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

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 - 26th July 2017

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)

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@eastcambs.gov.uk