Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

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Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
Combined authority logo
South Yorkshire UK locator map 2010.svg
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority within England
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Sir Steve Houghton
Since 1 April 2014
Seats 11 members
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority structure.svg
Committees Transport
Indirect election, directly elected metro-mayor from 2018
Last election
1 April 2014
Meeting place
18 Regent Street

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is the combined authority for South Yorkshire in England. It was established by statutory instrument under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 on 1 April 2014 with the statutory name Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority. It is a strategic authority with powers over transport (public transport and major trunk roads only), economic development and regeneration. The chair of the authority is Sir Steve Houghton, the leader of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The combined authority does not formally cover all of the Sheffield City Region. It does not include areas of northern Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire which are part of the city region. However the district councils of those areas of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are represented on the combined authority as non-constituent members.

The Authorities first Mayoral Election is due to take place on Thursday May 3rd, coinciding with the United Kingdom local elections, 2018.


In order to create a combined authority the local authorities in the proposed area must undertake a governance review and produce a scheme of their proposals.


As part of the consultation process for the new authority, the UK government suggested the name South Yorkshire Combined Authority, which was rejected by the authorities who favoured the name Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. The government rejected this name as "misleading and inappropriate". The order presented to parliament to create the authority referred to it as the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield Combined Authority.[1] The authority has since adopted the corporate name Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.


The authority consists of the four local authorities of South Yorkshire as constituent members and the other authorities in the Sheffield City Region as non-constituent partner members. Membership numbers are weighted to ensure a majority of South Yorkshire members and non-constituent members may be excluded from some votes.[2]

The membership of the combined authority is as follows:[3][4][5][6]

Name Position within nominating authority Nominating authority
Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE Leader of the council Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Simon Greaves Leader of the council Bassetlaw District Council
Cllr Ann Syrett Leader of the council Bolsover District Council
Cllr John Burrows Leader of the council Chesterfield Borough Council
Cllr Lewis Rose OBE Leader of the council Derbyshire Dales District Council
Ros Jones Mayor of Doncaster Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Graham Baxter MBE Leader of the council North East Derbyshire District Council
Cllr Chris Read Leader of the council Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Julie Dore Leader of the council Sheffield City Council

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority Order 2014". Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield City Region Combined Authority". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Proposal to establish a combined authority for South Yorkshire" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Combining forces key to making Yorkshire northern powerhouse". Yorkshire Post. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "SCR Members". Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 

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