A consultation is open on West Yorkshire's £1.8 billion devolution deal.

The consultation began on Monday 25 May and is being carried out by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and will be open until 19 July.

What the West Yorkshire devolution deal is

The West Yorkshire devolution deal, the biggest ever of its kind, unlocks £1.8 billion of investment for West Yorkshire which includes Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils.

The deal also gives West Yorkshire far greater decision-making powers allowing the region to set its own priorities.

It will also see the creation of a directly-elected Mayor for West Yorkshire to be elected in May 2021.

What the deal includes

  • £38 million per year for 30 years into the West Yorkshire Investment Fund with freedoms to spend on local priorities
  • a Government commitment to work with West Yorkshire to develop a modern mass transit system through access to a new five-year integrated transport settlement – a share of a £4.2 billion fund for mayoral combined authorities
  • £317 million to invest in public transport, cycling and walking through the Transforming Cities Fund with local flexibility on delivery
  • a £25 million fund to support the development of a British Library North in Leeds
  • a Government commitment to deliver flooding schemes worth £101 million
  • control of the £63 million annual Adult Education Budget for West Yorkshire
  • £3.2 million to support the development of a pipeline of housing sites across West Yorkshire
  • £200,000 Government funding for collaboration at a Yorkshire-level through the Yorkshire Leaders Board

You can read more in Devolution full deal text .

Have your say

Responses to the public consultation, which is open until 19 July 2020, will be considered by West Yorkshire councils and the Combined Authority in August 2020 before they are submitted to the Government as part of the parliamentary process to create the new mayoral combined authority.

People who live, work or spend time in West Yorkshire are all encouraged to take part in the consultation.

How to have your say

Complete the online survey.

Clock Completing the survey takes around 20 minutes.

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