HUNTINGDONSHIRE District Council has withdrawn its planning application to redevelop Huntingdon Bus Station in a bid to save almost £1million. The council, facing a £6.1m budget deficit in five years time if savings aren t made, has decided against pursu

HUNTINGDONSHIRE District Council has withdrawn its planning application to redevelop Huntingdon Bus Station in a bid to save almost £1million.

The council, facing a £6.1m budget deficit in five years' time if savings aren't made, has decided against pursuing the redevelopment in favour of a "tidy-up".

The council has been looking at improving the site for a decade and work was due to start last month on the £900,000-scheme, which would have provided a new bus station layout, toilets and a café. However, a council report urged councillors to consider less costly options.

Leader of HDC, Councillor Ian Bates, said: "A report from the overview and scrutiny committee had requested the review and that is what we are doing.

"The bus station needs some TLC and that is something we could look at.