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Devolution for York and North Yorkshire and Unitiarisation - update

On 9 October, City of York Council, along with all other North Yorkshire Councils, received a letter from the Secretary of State inviting submissions for models to remove 2-tier (County and District) aspects of local government in the region and replace with single-tier unitary authorities. Whilst York is a single-tier unitary authority, it is likely that models may be submitted by other authorities which include York and would potentially change the nature of the local authority. Submissions are required by 9 November, therefore, it is necessary to urgently brief Executive on these developments and seek approval of the next steps.

 

The Executive will be asked to approve the next steps.

 

It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make the Key Decision because the letter from the Secretary of State was not received by City of York Council, along with all other North Yorkshire Councils, until 9 October 2020.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/10/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make the Key Decision because the letter from the Secretary of State was not received by City of York Council, along with all other North Yorkshire Councils, until 9 October 2020.

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 22/10/20 by Executive
Reason: It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make the Key Decision because the letter from the Secretary of State was not received by City of York Council, along with all other North Yorkshire Councils, until October 9.

Lead member: Executive Leader (incorporating Policy, Strategy and Partnerships)

Lead director: Deputy Chief Executive

Department: Directorate of Customer and Corporate Services

Contact: Will Boardman, People and Neighbourhoods Strategy and Policy Group Manager tel: 01904 553412 Email: will.boardman@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Consulted with residents as part of process. Stakeholder groups have been briefed including colleagues from Health, Business, Voluntary and Community, Public Sector and Civic organisations.

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