Decision details

Devolution - consent to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Election of Mayor and Functions) Order 2021 on behalf of the Combined Authority and Constituent Councils

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

In accordance with the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, the consent of each Constituent Council and the Combined Authority is required to the draft Order.
The Constituent Councils are the City of Bradford MDC, Borough Council of Calderdale, the Council of the Borough of Kirklees, Leeds City Council and the Council of the City of Wakefield.
The draft Order reflects the “minded to” devolution deal and Scheme and includes the expected functions and supporting legislation, with exception of those matters already noted by the Combined Authority and the Constituent Councils at their meetings in November 2020.
The Government proposed some very minor amendments to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Election of Mayor and Functions) Order 2021. No substantive amendments were proposed by Government; the amendments are minor and for technical purposes or clarification only.

Decision:

Following the meeting of the Combined Authority on 27th November 2020, the Combined Authority resolved to delegate authority to the Managing Director of the Combined Authority, in consultation with the Leader and Chief Executive of each Constituent Council and the Chair of the Combined Authority, to finalise and consent to the final draft of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority
(Election of Mayor and Functions) Order 2021 (the Order) further to any technical issues which may arise.
The Constituent Councils had previously also delegated authority to the Managing Director to finalise and consent to the final draft of the Order further to any technical issues which may arise, on the same terms at meetings in November 2020.
Further to consideration of the draft Order at the meetings in November, further amendments were proposed by Government, and the Managing Director has consulted the Leader and Chief Executive of each Constituent Council and the Chair of the Combined Authority about those proposed amendments. No objections were raised during this consultation to any of the proposed amendments.
The Managing Director has finalised and consented to the final draft of the Order on behalf of the Combined Authority and the Constituent Councils, attached as Appendix 1 to this report.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 -
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 16/12/2020