December 1, 2023 4.42 pm

Lincolnshire County Council moves devolution deal but rejects referendum

Concerns over rapid timetable and funding in devolution discussions

A bid to hold a £1.3 million referendum on the Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal was rejected by county councillors, who voted to progress a deal for electing a mayor for the area.

Instead, a public consultation will be held across the region, involving residents filling in a feedback form and submitting it. The new mayoral combined authority setup will bring more control over government funding and powers around housing, job creation, and public transport, including buses.

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