Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is made up of eight founding partners across the region. Each partner is represented by a member of their organisation at Combined Authority meetings.
Partners of the Combined Authority include:
- Cambridge City Council
- Cambridgeshire County Council
- East Cambridgeshire District Council
- Fenland District Council
- Huntingdonshire District Council
- Peterborough City Council
- South Cambridgeshire District Council
- Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP)
What do they do?
Ambitions for the Combined Authority include:
- doubling the size of the local economy
- accelerating house building rates to meet local and UK need
- delivering outstanding and much needed connectivity in terms of transport and digital links
- providing the UK’s most technically skilled workforce
- transforming public service delivery to be much more seamless and responsive to local need
- growing international recognition for our knowledge based economy
- improving the quality of life by tackling areas suffering from deprivation.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is set to receive funding and powers from Central Government in a number of areas including:
- £170 million to deliver new homes over a five-year period in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire which includes affordable, rented and shared ownership housing
- £20million a year funding over 30 years to boost growth in the region
- responsibility for chairing a review of 16+ skills provision in the area
The Combined Authority Board
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board hold regular meetings which include the partners and observers. Documents and meetings relating to the board can be found at http://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/
Combined Authority Board meetings are open to the public and press. Any member of the public who is a resident of the Combined Authority or councillor from a constituent council can ask a question to the board. More information about the process can be found at http://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/
Mayor James Palmer will give the Combined Authority a focal point and will be the contact for Central Government, working to ensure the organisation works closely with them to deliver the best results for local people.
The Mayor could also exercise powers and functions devolved from Central Government including:
- responsibility for a multi-year devolved transport budget
- responsibility for an identified key route network of local authority roads
- powers over strategic planning, the responsibility to create a non-statutory spatial framework for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and to develop with Government a Land Commission