Public call on Eden District Council to put plans for Voreda House development on hold.

Public call on Eden District Council to put plans for Voreda House development on hold.

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Jonathan Davies started this petition to Eden District Council

This petition calls on Eden District Council to put plans for the redevelopment of Voreda House on hold until the outcome of the Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria is completed, and the future of Eden District Council is established.

There are several proposals for central government to consider and potentially the very existence of Eden Council as a district authority is at threat and a new council covering a wider area may be established drastically changing the local authority framework in Eden and the requirement for assets such as Voreda House in Penrith.

Eden District Council is acting irresponsibly pushing forward the Voreda House single site plans when the future of the Council is unknown, within the challenging and changing environment created by Covid19 that will have a long-term impact on how organisations operate in the future with more people working remotely.

This proposal shows a total lack of thought about the needs of the community during a time of significant and emotional hardship.

Eden District Council is moving to spend vast amounts of public money to create office space that may well be surplus to requirements by increasing Council Tax to spend on the redevelopment of a building that may only be used by them for a very short period. Councils are required to demonstrate value for money. This proposal is short sighted and not value for money.

Those signing this petition call on Eden District Council to put all plans for Voreda House on hold until the outcome of the District Council is established, it’s needs for physical office space are known and we ask that no further public money be spent on the Voreda House projects beyond making the site safe.

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