NECA Order and Constitution

The Constitution of the North East Combined Authority (NECA) sets out how it operates, how its decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that the NECA operates efficiently, effectively and is both transparent and accountable.

You can read the NECA Constitution Document here.


The NECA Order

The North East Combined Authority was established pursuant to the Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority Order 2014.

The Order, which was laid before Parliament in March 2014, specifies the membership and functions of the Combined Authority. In addition to establishing the Combined Authority, the Order dissolves the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority.

On the 2nd November 2018, the Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority (Establishment and Functions) Order 2018 changed the boundaries of NECA.  As a result of these governance changes the boundaries of NECA now cover the Local Authorities of Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland.


Deed of Cooperation

A Deed of Cooperation was made on the 4th July 2018 between the seven Constituent Authorities in the area that outlines a framework for collaborative working across the region.

A copy of the Deed can be found here.


Joint Transport Committee – Standing Orders

The Standing Orders of the Joint Transport Committee can be found here

NECA Order and Constitution