Yorkshire council leaders will present their plan for a region-wide devolution deal to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at a long-awaited meeting this month.
Mr Javid has agreed to meet the All Party Parliamentary Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Group in the Commons at 4pm on February 27.
All council leaders, MPs and peers who represent the region will be invited together with businesses, trade union and religious leaders. Keighley MP John Grogan described the meeting as “very significant” and added: “The plan for All Yorkshire Devolution, now backed by 18 councils, will be presented to the Minister and we eagerly await his response.”
Council leaders have been seeking a meeting with Mr Javid since before Christmas, when he put forward a suggestion for a compromise to end the long-running saga.