Devolution - Dissolved & Distilled

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SBC have a closet decision on Tuesday to adopt the Yorkshire Coastal Growth Plan:

In short, Scarborough Borough, York, East Riding  & Ryedale will form a devolution area that will together with the North Bank Partnership (Hull) take a begging bowl to Govt. for economic support under the UK's  'Devolution' scheme. 

Basically it is another layer of local plan that underpins the areas five growth areas, Potash, Offshore Wind, Housing, Leisure & Education.

Also on the Agenda is that any business associated with the above don't pay NDR for 5 years:

Which is interesting because local Authority funding is now reliant on local NDR' receipts.   No doubt the S105 Officer has it all under control...

Should any of these 'projects' fail the  boom could be busted.... but lets not go there...


This must be the Devolution Bid (no fancy pictures and in the same formatt as others)

Appendix 1:

Meanwhile, the NYCC elections are to be held in 2017 and NYCC along with NYMNPA are not included...

More icing on the cake.

The Local Plan 2030  is open to Inspection on Tuesday 16th August and is open to the public:



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'Digital Networks'

Is that a euphanism for 'fingers in pies'?

"Chancellor George Osborne has vowed to create a "more outward-looking, global-facing Britain" following the UK vote to leave the European Union.

Even closer economic ties between the UK and US are in the "overwhelming interest of both countries", he has written in the Wall Street Journal.

Although the UK is leaving the EU, "we are not quitting the world", he said.

He is due to travel to New York, Singapore and China for talks with major investors in the coming weeks.

The UK is the largest trading partner in Europe for the United States, and in turn the US is the largest single destination for UK exports.

UK exports to the US totalled £88bn in 2014 - about 17% of total UK exports - and last year the UK was the US's sixth largest trading partner

'Free trade beacon'

Mr Osborne said: "While Britain's decision to leave the EU clearly presents economic challenges, we now have to do everything we can to make the UK the most attractive place in the world to do business.

"Britain and the US have been at the forefront of open trade in the last 200 years and pursuing a stronger relationship with our biggest trading partners is now a top priority.

"That's why I am travelling to the US, China and Singapore in the coming weeks and why my message to the world is that Britain may be leaving the EU, but we are not quitting the world."

The chancellor said the UK would continue to be "a beacon for free trade, democracy and security, more open to that world than ever...

"Mr Osborne will be meeting finance leaders in New York on Monday, and has spoken to Paul Ryan, speaker of the US House of Representatives, twice in recent weeks.

He will also meet US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in London this week.

And in the Wall Street Journal he said the question now "is not what Britain is leaving; it is what Britain will become".

"One lesson of the referendum is that too many of our citizens feel economic progress is no longer benefiting them.

"Ever-higher welfare to make good lost incomes is not the answer; attracting private investment and good jobs beyond our major cities is.

"By managing day-to-day spending, we should commit to major investments in national infrastructure, including new roads, high-speed railways and digital networks."

Ah, so .... Area 51

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Whitby Water Works

still howling...

"6:00am 26th September 2016

Work to improve water quality in Whitby gets underway this week.

Yorkshire Water's contractors - Morrison Utility Services - will start replacing old water pipes to improve water quality. 13km of water mains in over 40 different streets will be improved, and the team will be working in Whitby until the end of March 2017, with a break over the Christmas period.

In order to reduce disruption, the work is taking place out of the summer season and no work will be undertaken over Goth Weekend (4-6 November) or within the town centre from 5 December until early January.

In order to protect the safety of the on-site team and road-users, various forms of traffic management will be used throughout the work including road closures, traffic lights and priority boards. Where road closures are used, fully signed diversion routes will be in place.

Dave Standish, Yorkshire Water Project Manager said;

“We hope the local community can bear with us whilst we carry out these improvements and we’ll do our best to minimise any disruption. We have written to local residents already and will continue to keep the local community informed of our progress.”

Neither Yorkshire Water nor Morrison Utility Services should need access to residents' properties and residents are being asked to be on their guard against bogus callers while crews are working in the area. 

Employees of both companies carry identity cards which can be checked by telephoning 0800 1 38 78 78 the companies say their staff won't mind waiting while their details are verified."

Mebbe they put somin 'special' in't water at Skardiborgi...


Getting stuck into ... a schedule.

From the Wallows:

Well well well ...