Waveney District Council has voted to continue to support the Devolution process.
At its Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 23 November, Waveney gave its backing to a recommendation (voting 39 in favour with 1 abstention and 8 apologies), which stated:
The Council agrees:
1) To reiterate the commitment given previously by the Council to devolution as a means of delivering accelerated growth in the local and national economy and of helping local people and places to fulfil their potential;
2) To authorise the Leader and Chief Executive to:
3) That further reports are presented to the Council and Cabinet, as appropriate, as the devolution process progresses.
Following this meeting, Waveney’s Leader, Cllr Colin Law, said:
“I am pleased that the Council has voted almost unanimously in support of continuing the Devolution process.
We now look forward to fresh discussions to develop a Suffolk-based proposal and we will explore every possible opportunity to maximise the benefits for our county and our district.”