The Bottom Line ... sticking to the cold and calculating :-)
Articulation. Devolution to Bede. Bullet Points :-
-The York Potash Project strands two Borough's including Scarborough.
-The Borough of Scarborough includes Whitby
-The NDR is set by the Valuation Office in York.
-SBC is presently calculating its share of the 'pie', the NDR of the York Potash Project
-Devolution - Redcar is in with The North.
-The Borough of Scarborough remains undecided.
-Free Whitby? Do they want to go North with Redcar?
-The North Ridings included Redcar within "North Yorkshire"
-Territorial - IF lines are drawn on historic boundaries (Bede) then Whitby should indeed go North.
-Where does that leave Scarborough?
-Hull don't want us nor the East Riding.
What did Bastiman say in answer to Siddons on the LEP's at the last full Council meeting? 'we can stand on our own'
At what point is the NDR or 'Financial Benefit to the Borough' element of the 'business' calculated?
A: At the point of export (weight & value) ie Redcar
B: At the point of Handling ie Redcar
C: At the point of extraction
Answers on a postcard please.
- Boundary changes
Would Bastiman et al sacrifice the financial benefits of the whole Borough in the 'Devolution' bid to secure a Tory Stronghold (as suggested by NYCC & Carl Les) by not including Redcar...
Redcar, who have been 'reluctantly' nobbled now anyway.
I feel a referendum coming on ... In or Out
A combined referendum on 'devolution' alongside the EU- In or Out as promised by 2017?
Dried ink .... set in stone.