AdeptDevolution is a great opportunity to enhance and strengthen the relationship between local authorities and the citizens they serve. ADEPT – the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport – believes that local authorities are best placed to deliver the greatest outcomes for people and places, in achieving truly sustainable economic growth. Local authorities have a fundamentally important role to play in delivering sustainable development in a changing global context. They are central to the delivery of the new homes that are needed; they support the business development necessary to create jobs and prosperity; and enable the delivery of the infrastructure which provides access to essential transport, energy and water; and furthermore, by investing in their communities, they bring a sense of place, belonging and security that people value so highly.

We see devolution as a chance to support local people to use a new range of powers and resources effectively to achieve the best local results. The opportunity is there to facilitate more meaningful and far reaching devolution by genuine engagement and capacity building with communities, working together to deliver mutually acceptable outcomes.

ADEPT has no doubt that local authorities are best placed and most capable in ensuring the success of the devolution revolution.

Devolution is a great opportunity to enhance and strengthen the relationship between local authorities and the citizens they serve. ADEPT – the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport – believes that local authorities are best placed to deliver the greatest outcomes for people and places, in achieving truly sustainable economic growth. Local authorities have a fundamentally important role to play in delivering sustainable development in a changing global context. They are central to the delivery of the new homes that are needed; they support the business development necessary to create jobs and prosperity; and enable the delivery of the infrastructure which provides access to essential transport, energy and water; and furthermore, by investing in their communities, they bring a sense of place, belonging and security that people value so highly.

We see devolution as a chance to support local people to use a new range of powers and resources effectively to achieve the best local results. The opportunity is there to facilitate more meaningful and far reaching devolution by genuine engagement and capacity building with communities, working together to deliver mutually acceptable outcomes.

ADEPT has no doubt that local authorities are best placed and most capable in ensuring the success of the devolution revolution.