Pendle council considers joining a Lancashire combined authority

By Dean

15 Dec 2015

Councillors in Pendle will decide whether they’d like the borough to join forces with authorities across Lancashire to create a combined authority.

On Thursday (December 17) councillors will debate the proposals which are being, or have been, discussed by 14 other Lancashire authorities.

If they give the proposal the green light on Thursday, a formal public consultation will begin in January.

“The idea is for us to work together on some of the bigger issues such as creating jobs, housing, transport and making sure residents have the right skills.

“Pendle would be an equal player at the table, giving us a strong voice for the area.”

All 12 district councils, as well as Lancashire County Council and the two unitary authorities – Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Councils – have been involved in the process. And this week Pendle Council, Fylde Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council and West Lancashire Borough Council, will be discussing the creation of a Lancashire Combined Authority.

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