Hampshire County Council Leader reiterates County stance on Combined Authority proposals

02nd March 2018

Ahead of a Notice of Motion due to be considered at this week’s meeting of Hampshire County Council, (22 February), County Leader, Councillor Roy Perry has made it clear that a Combined Authority only, is being proposed by the Council.

Commenting, Councillor Perry said: “My letter to Hampshire’s 11 District Council Leaders proposes that we resubmit the September 2015 bid for a combined authority for all Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I will be inviting the three unitary councils and the LEPs and National Parks to re-join the bid as well. Contrary to some recent claims, at no point have I stated that I wish to re-open talks on a ‘Mayoral Combined Authority’ for the Solent area.

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