Kirklees Council’s Cabinet consulted on West Yorkshire’s £1.8billion devolution deal on a conference call.
Cabinet gave the go-ahead for the Chief Executive to take the emergency decision to undertake public consultation on the arrangements for the deal.
It comes as a result of extensive negotiations between the Leaders of West Yorkshire Councils and Communities Minister Simon Clarke supported by officers from West Yorkshire authorities and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said: “This gives us the funding and the power to take more of the decisions which affect our communities within the region.
“Every place is unique and what works in one area might not be right for another. It is only right that the decisions made for West Yorkshire are done here with local people’s interests at heart.
“I’m proud to have been one of the council leaders working together in collaboration on this deal for West Yorkshire. Throughout the process, I have been fighting for the very best outcome for Kirklees and to make sure we get the best deal possible for our residents.
“I believe that this deal will help us in Kirklees to continue to deliver our ambitious investment plans. We are a council and a borough of real ambition and I will be a strong voice at West Yorkshire to make sure the opportunities within this deal come to Kirklees.”
To find out more about the West Yorkshire Devolution deal visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/devolution/