Now that the final proposal for the Devon and Torbay Combined County Authority (DT CCA)has been submitted to Government, the next step is for the Secretary of State to create the combined county authority by introducing an Order in Parliament with the consent of Devon County Council and Torbay Council. The aim is for the Devon and Torbay Combined County Authority to be created in Autumn 2024.

Further detail relating to running and governance of the DT CCA, such as the arrangements for meetings, scheme of delegation to officers and details of audit and scrutiny will be matters for the constitution of the DT CCA. As these issues are discussed, there will be opportunities for key stakeholders, including district councils, to provide input. A report will be presented to both Councils in September to present a draft DT CCA constitution for acceptance, ahead of formal agreement by the CCA.