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Time is running out to comment on devolution deal

Residents have little time left to have their say on the devolution deal that is being proposed for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with the public consultation closing on August 23.

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The deal would involve the transfer of significant powers and funding from central to local government. Full details can be found at www.fenland.gov.uk/devolution.

The deal could give local people control over a new £600 million fund (£20million annually for 30 years) to improve transport and infrastructure, as well as £170 million to build more homes in the county.

Other potential benefits include building on the case to develop the Wisbech-Cambridge rail connection and the Wisbech Garden Town.

All the responses will be analysed in the week after the consultation closes (August 23-29). Council leaders will consider the findings in the following week, after which councillors will be briefed and the results made public.

A full report will be submitted to the Secretary of State on September 5. Councils will hold their final debates during October to decide whether or not to formally agree the deal.

This could enable the Government to give the go-ahead to the deal by the end of the year.

Article added August 9, 2016