Is devolution the right way forward for York and North Yorkshire?

17 December 2023

An 8-week consultation to gather the views of residents, businesses, and communities on the scheme for York and North Yorkshire devolution has now closed.

The consultation ran from 21 October to 16 December 2023 and received over 2,200 contributions from the public.

The scheme is a document that sets out how devolution would change local governance arrangements and is a key part of the process required by law.

Gathering your views is a vital part of the process.

The region’s responses to the consultation will now be analysed, with independent support from the Consultation Institute. A report on the outcome of the consultation will be published on 6 February for consideration by the North Yorkshire Executive on 14 February. City of York councillors will meet on the 23 February for their considerations.

These considerations will inform the decision as to whether or not to submit the scheme (as revised if appropriate) and a summary of the responses received to the Secretary of State.