Issue - decisions
During 2020 through the Buckinghamshire Growth Board (comprising elected Members and representatives from health and business) the Council and its partners had developed proposals for a Recovery and Growth Deal building on the unique strengths, partnerships, and opportunities within the County. In November 2020 had Cabinet agreed the deal proposition and supported engagement with government with the aim of securing investment in the county.
In July 2021, the Prime Minister had set out his vision on how the government would level up the UK. As part of this he had announced plans to take a more flexible approach to devolution through the creation of new ‘County Deals’. Expressions of interest were invited from upper tier local authorities interested in pursuing discussions with government to develop a County Deal.
To confirm the Buckinghamshire Council’s intention to submit a bid the Leader of the Council had written to the Minister in August this year.
That ongoing negotiations with central Government to secure a county deal for Buckinghamshire based on the priorities and proposals set out in the Council’s Recovery and Growth Proposition be supported.