8th Dec, 2016

Warwickshire County Council to review decision not to join WMCA

Stratford Editorial 26th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WARWICKSHIRE could still end up as part of a West Midlands ‘super-council’.

Warwickshire County Council has agreed to “explore fully” the possibility of joining the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Council officers are now set to draw up a business case weighing up the benefit of joining the WMCA – which Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton have already agreed in principle to form.

The aim is for the business case to be ready in three months.

Warwickshire voted back in September not to join the WMCA, but just a few weeks later decided to re-consider the possibility.

And members of Stratford District Council narrowly voted against becoming part of the WMCA back in October.

But the issue was forced back onto the table in January and the authority voted to overturn its original decision.