‘£200m needed to repair North Yorkshire roads’

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A Nidderdale politician has claimed it would cost at least £200million to repair North Yorkshire’s road network.

Pateley Bridge County Coun John Fort (Con) responded to 2014-15 budget recommendations agreed this week by North Yorkshire County Council’s executive, which include spending £5m on highways, upping council tax by 1.99 per cent and a review of services which could lead to the closure of children’s centres and libraries.

Coun John Fort
Coun John Fort

The authority is bidding to make £73million of savings over the coming years, representing a reduction in its spending power of 34 per cent.

 

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