A County Deal for Norfolk

Introduction from Andrew Proctor, County Council Leader 2018-23, who signed the in-principle deal in December 2022

“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.”

Introduction from County Council Leader Kay Mason Billig

"I am keen to explore any opportunities to bring more powers and funding to Norfolk, to make it an even better place to live and work.

"I would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation on the in-principle county deal. Our scrutiny committee will consider the detailed findings and report back, before cabinet considers next steps in June.

"My stance is clear – I want to be sure that we can get the best possible outcomes for Norfolk."

Public consultation

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.

Read the detailed results of the consultation

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.

More about the County Deal...

Why the County Deal is a better deal for Norfolk

Interviews with key leaders

Key sector leaders share their views on the potential benefits of a County Deal for Norfolk

What happens next

Read the results of our public consultation and learn about the next steps for the County Deal for Norfolk

"County Deals will give places the tools they need to pilot new ideas, create jobs, drive growth and improve public services."

Prime Minister's Office, July 2021