All of the councils in Devon and Somerset, along with the Local Enterprise Partnership, the two National Park Authorities and the three Clinical Commissioning Groups, are working in partnership towards achieving devolution for the Heart of the South West.
Following the changes in Government after the EU Referendum, the process of moving towards devolution has slowed. Our devolution bid is fundamentally about addressing the productivity gap between Heart of the South West and the rest of the UK and the work we are now doing targets this.
The Partnership is now developing a Productivity Plan in order to deliver our aspirations.
The current consultation sets out the challenges facing the Heart of the South West in some detail. A number of questions are identified and the Partnership wants to hear your thoughts on these points.