Durham County Council says it wants to defer making a final decision on whether to sign up to a North East devolution deal until more details are known.
Durham County Council leader Simon Henig says, although members agree with devolution in principle, more information is needed before the authority fully signs up to a deal, including funding and mayoral duties.
A meeting, between all the North East councils, is scheduled for tomorrow.
Yesterday Gateshead rejected the devolution deal.
The council deferred its decision in March so that further clarification and commitment could be sought from Government.
The county council has endorsed plans after receiving government assurances on support for rural areas and growing the county’s economy.
A decision on regional devolution for the North East won't be made until May while some issues are considered by all parties.