The calling-in of the Preston Bus Station plan for additional scrutiny has drawn a mixed reaction from Prestonians.Advertisement
Conservative councillors have called for the £23 million to be re-examined saying the repair costs are miscalculated.
They also want the whole spending plan to be checked and the site for the Preston Youth Zone within the Bus Station reconsidered.
Prestonians have taken to social media to express their thoughts on the issue of the building that is either loved or loathed.
Sean Owens had the most liked comment on our Facebook post. He said: “First time I’ve ever agreed with the Tories. This proposal doesn’t seem to please anyone, not least the youth of our city, who’s comments on the subject have been the most articulate I’ve read.
“LCC should start listening to the people it serves, 150million in cuts yet we can afford vanity projects like this? About time we had an integrated transport policy in the city, with buses and trains in easy walking distance of each other.”
Howard Bolton said the Youth Zone would be in the wrong place: “Let’s put a Youth Zone in the city centre. What bright spark came up with that idea? The Youth Zone don’t even want it to be there.”
Chris Finch tweeted: “I wonder how much it has cost to get it to this stage? Time and money going to waste yet again!”
Matt Lane was not happy at former county council leader Geoff Driver rearing his head again. He tweeted: “Only in Preston. It had to be Geoff Driver. He wanted it knocked down from the start #tithebarnagain.”
Those who want the building knocked down continued their calls for the Bus Station to go.
Nicola Laverty said: “What a waste of money! It’s an eyesore anyway! I’m sure there’s better ways of spending that money.”
While Vicky Allen was not happy about the money being spent on the Bus Station in the first place.
She said: “Needs to be spent on the chuffin’ roads. It would be nice to actually be able to drive somewhere in the city without being stuck in unnecessary, horrific traffic jams brought about by daft ‘planning’.”
The Bus Station plans are due to be discussed at a special meeting of the county council’s overview and scrutiny meeting at County Hall on Thursday.
What do you think of the call-in? Do you support it? Or not? Let us know in the comments below