South Glos has agreed a new devolution deal that will force a metro Mayor on the area, and could deliver the equivalent of less than three miles of motorway per year!
Tories pushed through the deal at full council, which will deliver the Bristol, BANES & South Glos just £30m a year, and will not increase over time.
Cllr Ruth Davis said: “This is a tiny amount of our budget, and an even smaller amount of our economic power. It’s enough to build about three miles of motoway, and that’s going to decrease over the next three decades. That is going to do absolutely nothing to solve our infrastructure crisis.
“In order to give us even this tiny amount, we’re being forced to accept a metro mayor that everyone agrees they don’t want, and a new, centralising combined authority. It’s crackers.”