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Mayor James Palmer

Local Authority: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Position: Mayor
Portfolio: New Homes and Communities
Telephone: 01353 665555
Email: james.palmer@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Leadership of the Combined Authority
  • Appointing the Portfolios
  • Engagement with Government Ministers and Departments
  • Overarching responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the
    Combined Authority
  • Coordinating, through the Combined Authority Board and the portfolio holders, the policies and strategies of the Combined Authority
  • Effective governance of the Combined Authority, including transparency and openness
  • Public sector reform
  • Ambassador for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough to secure inward investment
  • Future devolution deals including securing new powers and associated budget responsibilities for the Combined Authority

The Mayor also holds the portfolio for New Homes and Communities which brings together the Combined Authority’s responsibility for:

  • Development of the Housing Strategy
  • Major Housing Schemes – including the Housing Investment Fund
  • Affordable housing programmes, including:
    - Delivery of the £100M housing devolution investment fund for the Combined Authority area
    - Delivery of the £70M housing devolution investment fund to support Cambridge City
  • Housing to support Independent Living
  • Offsite manufacturing project
  • Strategic relationships with the HCA, housing providers, developers and builders
  • Development of sustainable communities

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