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Devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough 30/03/2017

Additional resources for housing will be available under a new devolution deal agreed between the government and the seven local authorities covering Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.


The authorities covered by the deal are:


  • Cambridge City Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • East Cambridgeshire District Council
  • Fenland District Council
  • Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Peterborough City Council
  • South Cambridgeshire District Council


This new devolution deal means the area will receive:


  • control over a new investment fund of £20 million a year over the next 30 years
  • new planning and housing powers to manage planning across the region - this includes a £100 million Housing Investment Fund and an additional £70 million ring-fenced for Cambridge City to meet its housing needs
  • a devolved transport budget and transport powers to help provide a more modern, better-connected network
  • new powers over skills and in particular responsibility for the adult education budget in the region.


As part of the deal, the £100m Housing and Infrastructure Fund will help deliver infrastructure for housing and growth and at least 2,000 affordable homes and the Combined Authority will have flexibility over the right tenure mix which would include affordable rental as well as affordable home ownership.


Read details of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Deal.

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