DEVOLUTION for Cheshire and Warrington could be back on as ministers prepare to reveal their proposals on the issue.

Warrington Borough Council’s (WBC) Labour group voted for the town to team up with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council in a deal – instead of the Liverpool City Region – in January 2017.

However, the authorities have grown increasingly frustrated over a lack of progress from figures in Westminster.

WBC chief executive Steven Broomhead recently attended a ’round table discussion’ in Manchester to discuss the matter.

It comes as the Government plans to publish a white paper on devolution, possibly before Christmas.

Mr Broomhead said: “Clearly, this means every council has got to think about what that could mean and the pros and cons.

“Obviously, when it is published it will lead to some public debate.

“The point I made is one size does not always fit all, perhaps we need different models for places inside cities and outside cities.

“I think the devolution debate has been parked for the last couple of years.

“But I think the white paper being published means that will commence again.”

If a deal is thrashed out, the three Cheshire and Warrington authorities could benefit from £30 million of funding for at least five years, with funding thereafter due to be granted through public sector partners.

It would also have the potential to secure at least £30 million each year for 24 years.