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Combined authority

19 local authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire together with business leaders from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership which covers the two counties, are seeking to create a single Combined Authority for the region by March 2016 – the first bid in a two tier Authority area.

Five of the borough and district council areas that may form part of the North Midlands Combined Authority (Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire) are non-constituent members of the South Yorkshire Combined Authority. This reflects their long-standing engagement with the Sheffield City Region and its Local Enterprise Partnership.

These areas are also engaged with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership which means that schemes supporting businesses and jobs and housing growth in these areas can be funded by either or both of the Local Enterprise Partnerships. These five councils do not currently have voting rights within the South Yorkshire Combined Authority, except where they are invited to do so by the other member councils (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield).

The proposed Combined Authority comprises:

The interactive map shows the location of the individual councils involved in the North Midlands Devolution Deal.

Local Enterprise Partnership

The Combined Authority bid is supported by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), one of 39 LEPs in England.

D2N2’s private sector led board of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, voluntary and community organisations promotes economic growth and job creation across its area of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The East Midlands Chamber 

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is supportive of the combined authority bid and the North Midlands Devolution Deal.

The Chamber represents 3,800 businesses across the East Midlands and beyond and is the 2nd largest Chamber of commerce in the UK. Its members benefit from a wide range of business support services from lobbying and campaigning, export support and workforce training and staff development to networking and showcasing opportunities through its events and communications programmes.