Representatives of fifteen Yorkshire councils have asked for a meeting with the Government to discuss their case for a 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal.
It follows after months of disagreement, after Barnsley and Doncaster councils backed off from plans to create a Sheffield City Region involving all the South Yorkshire councils.
Harrogate Borough Council has now stepped away from the 'One Yorkshire' proposal, after the Government said it was not prepared to discuss the idea. Separate plans were floated for a 'Greater Yorkshire' deal, which would not include South Yorkshire.
The councils expressing their support for 'One Yorkshire' are:
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- North Yorkshire
- Kingston upon Hull
The leaders issued the following statement, demanding a meeting 'as a matter of urgency':