Introduction from County Council Leader Andrew Proctor
“I’m delighted that Norfolk is well positioned to gain additional powers and money to improve people’s lives, thanks to the County Deal we have agreed in principle with the Government.
“The aim is for decisions and funding previously controlled in Westminster to be agreed in Norfolk, for Norfolk.
“Striking a deal will help us to boost our economy through jobs, training, housing and development, to improve our transport network and to support our environment.
“Getting to this point shows that the Government sees Norfolk as a can-do county. I’m confident that we can make a success of this and that more powers and funding would follow.”
Our public consultation has now closed. The County Council’s Cabinet will meet in the summer to consider the results of the consultation, decide whether to proceed and, if so, submit the consultation results to the Government.
All County Councillors will be asked in the December 2023 Full Council Meeting whether they support the move to an elected leader and cabinet system of governance.
In spring 2024, Parliament will decide whether to approve the 'statutory instrument' required to let the Deal proceed.
Updates about the County Deal will be published on this site.
We held a series of Community Drop-in events around Norfolk for you to find out more about the County Deal. See the list of dates and venues.