PLANS for a combined authority of West Yorkshire councils will be put to the vote before Kirklees Council this week.

And if backed it will mean the end of the West Yorkshire transport boards and staff and services will be transferred to the Combined Authority.

The authority, which could become precept charging, is a statutory body which takes on the combined role of a £1bn Local Transport Authority and Economic Prosperity Board by agreement with the councils, the ITA and Government.

Tomorrow, Cabinet will be asked to consider a review and authorise the submission of the scheme to Government.

It will have to go before the Full Council on July 10 for debate.

If the Government backs the scheme its powers will be live next April.

The Cabinet will also determine school holiday dates for the academic year starting September 2014.

Tourism in the Colne Valley will be on the agenda for the Area Committee on Wednesday.

Thursday sees the Heavy Woollen Planning Committee with items to debate including quarrying work at Cumberworth and a planned landfill site in Thornhill.