Derbyshire County Council is mounting a legal challenge against the consultation regarding the creation of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority.
As a proposed devolution deal progresses, a Mayoral Combined Authority is set to be created, building on the 2013 agreement which saw the nine local authorities that comprise the city region create a new legal body with responsibility for transport, economic development and regeneration.
The deal includes a new gain share deal within an envelope of £30m a year for 30 years – giving the SCR the power to use new funding to boost local growth and invest in local manufacturing and innovation.
County council leaders protest at Chesterfield and Worksop joining Sheffield
Council chiefs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are fighting plans for two of their districts to join Sheffield under its devolution deal.
The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has written to senior government ministers objecting to plans for Bassetlaw – which includes Worksop – to become a full member of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.