Derbyshire and Derby is one of nine areas being put forward for a County Deal which is all part of the Government’s plans to ‘level up’ investment across the country.
The deal will mean extra investment for our county as well as the transfer of specific powers in areas like transport, bus services, housing and skills from central Government to a local level, giving greater autonomy to local leaders over decision making and funding.
Securing a deal of this nature is a testament to our hard work through our Vision Derbyshire approach working alongside district and borough councils in the area to improve services for residents and the way we work.
We’re delighted to receive this recognition from Government that collectively as a group of councils, together with Derby City Council and supported by partners in health and the police, we are best placed to deliver the levelling up agenda for Derbyshire and Derby.
Though figures have not yet been announced, we’re looking forward to working with Derby City Council to negotiate the detail with Government and we’re delighted to be continuing our work together with councils in Derbyshire for the benefit of all our communities in the future.
You can read more about the County Deal announcement, and I will of course keep you informed as plans progress.