Issue details

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Proposal KEY/14NOV16/01

The Cabinet agreed to:


(i)      consent to the Secretary of State making an Order to establish the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Appendix A);


(ii)     consent to the Council being a constituent member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with effect from the commencement date determined by the final Order;


(iii)    authorise the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to consent to the final draft Order and associated documents, specifically:


-        to agree minor drafting amendments to the Combined Authority Order to be laid before Parliament;


-        to consent to the Council being included within the draft Parliamentary Order thereby reflecting this Council’s decision


(iv)    authorise the Combined Authority to have a power to issue a levy to the constituent Councils in respect of any financial year. (This will be subject to the inclusion of a unanimity clause in the Combined Authority constitution on this specific matter).


(v)     to recommend to the Combined Authority that the costs of establishing the Combined Authority, holding the elections in May 2017 and running the Combined Authority (including Mayoral Office) for 2016/17 and 2017/18 are funded from the gain share grant provided by Government (as outlined in para 12.11)


(vi)    appoint Councillor Holdich to act as Council's appointee to the Shadow Combined Authority and once established, to the Combined Authority;


(vii)   appoint Councillor Fitzgerald as Deputy Leader of the Council, to act as the substitute to the above (ref (vi));


(viii)  note the outcome of the public consultation on the establishment of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority as outlined in paragraph 5.1 and 5.2 and Appendices 2A - 2D;


(ix)    note the timetable for the implementation of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution Order as summarised in paragraph 7.1;


(x)     note the Government's response to the outline business case for Housing capital investment funds secured as part of the devolution deal as set out in Appendix 3.       


(xi)    agree in principle, for a protocol requiring the Council Leader and the representative on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to report to each meeting of Council setting out the activities and decisions related to their respective roles within the Combined Authority.


(xii)   to request that the Member Officer Working Group develop the protocol through the Audit Committee with a view to inclusion of the protocol in the Council’s constitution.


*The Waive of call-in provision has been invoked on this decision. The reason being that the matter has been publically debated at the Full Council meeting of 17 November 2016.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/10/2016

Decision due: 17 Nov 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and University

Lead director: Director of Governance

Department: Governance

Contact: Alison Stuart, Assistant Director Legal & Democratic Services Email: Tel: 01733 452616.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.


Agenda items


  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.