The latest news from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority:
“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.
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.
A report published today (Monday 21 August 2017) by the IPPR has highlighted the lack of women across local government, including new combined authorities.
Cambridge’s newest rail station is already helping to speed up journeys for commuters into and out of the city less than two months after opening.
Thousands of disadvantaged people and long-term jobseekers in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area are set to receive specialist tailored advice and support to get into work.
Housing plans which include a cash injection for eleven affordable housing schemes across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been approved by the Combined Authority to accelerate the delivery of housing in the area.
An independent review of overground and underground transport options for the Greater Cambridge area has been given the green light by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and the Greater Cambridge Partnership.