Your views sought on council plan

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High Peak residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on groundbreaking proposals to create a combined authority for Derby and Derbyshire.

Several councillors believe that a proposed combined authority would allow all ten Derbyshire councils to work together more closely to help create jobs, attract investment, improve transport and speed up decision-making.

It would also allow closer working with neighbouring authorities such as Manchester and Sheffield, especially on transport and economic development projects.

Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, Leader of High Peak Borough Council, said the proposal would support economic growth and would be a positive change.

She added: “It definitely does not mean the end of High Peak as a borough - in fact I see it as giving the council and its residents a stronger voice at the table, not just in Derbyshire but with our neighbouring cities too.”

The consultation runs until Friday January 23.

An online form is available on the website www.highpeak.gov.uk, or pick up a questionnaire from your local library.