A decision on regional devolution for the North East won't be made until May.
A meeting of the NECA leaders has taken place this afternoon.
Devolution discussions for North East on hold until May to ask for more time and info from the government
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.