Isle of Wight Council

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Devolution Project

Solent Combined Authority 

Plans to bring £900 million of funding to our region are moving forward as three councils prepare to formally consider plans for a Solent Combined Authority.

About the project

The Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council, together with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), are looking to press ahead with plans to create a combined authority to secure new powers and funding from government. The proposed combined authority would be a vehicle for the three councils and the LEP to work together on a shared programme focusing on the region's economic growth and public service reform.

Consultation on the Solent Combined Authority is now open

The consultation is open from 22 July 2016 until 18 September 2016.  You can complete the consultation survey and give your thoughts on the proposals at


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Isle of Wight Council & Solent Combined Authority News

To view the Isle of Wight Council Press releases, please see list below:

  • A combined authority bid moves forward, June 2016 - click here