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"Barnet’s chief operating officer Chris Naylor has argued that cash-strapped councils could be missing out on cross-borough development opportunities under the the capital’s existing two-tier system, which states that decisions can only be governed by the Greater London Authority or individual boroughs.
"In a new report by the Society of London Treasurers, Mr Naylor writes that local authorities in London should have 'the opportunity to establish combined authority-type arrangements of the kind available to other councils, including the ability, through these arrangements, to negotiate their own city-type deals'.
"He added that arrangements like this would have been necessary if, say, the £4-billion Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration project had been based across the borough boundaries of Barnet, Camden and Brent." [Whereas only the downsides are felt by Camden and Brent. Which historically is what was intended.]