Last chance for say on Leicestershire County Council’s budget proposals and Melton Council’s new Local Plan document

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Melton residents have until Monday (Jan 12) to comment on Leicestershire County Council’s latest budget proposals.

The council needs to save £91 million over the next four years and has proposals to cover £82 million of this - including cuts to bus subsidies, household waste sites and community museums - and a 1.5 per cent council tax rise every year for four years, starting from this April.

The council tax increase would generate £3.3m per year for the authority.

The council’s ruling cabinet will consider the consultation findings before the full council finalises the budget on February 18. To read a summary of the budget situation and fill in the consultation form visit www.leics.gov.uk/budgetconsultation

l Time is also running out for Melton residents to comment on a key stage of Melton Council’s new Local Plan. Public consultation on the key ‘Issues and Options’ document ends on Monday.

It’s the second stage in the preparation of the plan which will help decide where at least 5,000 new homes will be built over the next 25 years as well as other forms of development. To read the document or submit your comments you can visit www.meltonplan.co.uk