The so-called "Postcode Lottery" is very obviously the B-Side of the top of the hit parade A-Side that is "delegation to local and regional units".
Obviously the empowered locals and regionals will take different decisions on different priorities. That's the point surely?
But, if you pick up one end of the stick, of local or regional priorities and decisions, you also find you have the other end in your grasp. That being different decisions. Also known as "postcode lottery".
This really does need pointing out a lot more.