Fenny Lock traveller’s site work put on hold for survey

Civic Offices
Civic Offices

BUILDING work on the Fenny Lock traveller’s site has been put on hold.

The decision was made unanimously at a Milton Keynes Council Cabinet meeting on Tuesday night and councillors have now agreed to allow a survey be carried out to decide how best the £1.2 million allocated to the project should be spent.

The results of that should come back in around a month after which there will be 12 weeks of consultation in which the public have been encouraged to get involved.

Peter Geary, Cabinet member responsible for Communities, Corporate Services and Transformation, said: “During the consultation period we will be asking people what they think the money would be best spent on.

“There are a number of issues that may be raised including the speeding up of replacing windows and insulation on housing as well as temporary accommodation for those who are made homeless.”

Currently there are 40 families outside the city who are being put up in hotels because their properties are unsuitable.

Mr Geary said the Conservative party will wait until all parties are in agreement before any decisions are made.

He said: “We want to make sure we have all the facts in front of us before we make any decisions, and we want to do so with the support of all parties.”

The pause in proceedings will now mean a decision is likely to be made at the January Cabinet meeting.

But Mr Geary has said that the traveller’s site could still get the vote from the public.