District council scales back Huntingdon bus station plans
HUNTINGDONSHIRE District Council has withdrawn its planning application to redevelop Huntingdon Bus Station in a bid to save almost �1million.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HUNTINGDONSHIRE District Council has withdrawn its planning application to redevelop Huntingdon Bus Station in a bid to save almost �1million.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 caf�. 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.
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"The bus station needs some TLC and that is something we could look at.
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