Budget 2019

Plans for investment

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Consultation closed: 5pm on Tuesday 29 January, 2019

The council also has a separate plan to invest £93.8 million next year in capital projects; these tend to be building and infrastructure initiatives rather than services and include:

  • £70 million on maintaining our roads,including streetlights and bridges as well as investing in new roads (e.g. A421 and M1-A6) and new school places
  • £10 million on improvements to our area,including building new integrated health and care hubs in Dunstable and Biggleswade and improving broadband
  • £9 million on projects that enable the council to deliver more effective services, for example improvements in our IT systems, replacing old fleet vehicles and replacing care homes with modern facilities
  • £4 million on schemes that will generate income,such as a new crematorium near Flitwick

You can read the full report on the efficiencies proposals in the Executive papers (link opens in new window).