27 July 2010

The start of Northamptonshire County Council’s revised post-16 school transport policy has been deferred until January 2011.

In view of the strong feeling generated by the proposed change in policy it has been decided that a fuller consultation is required with those affected to fully understand the impact such changes may have.

Cllr Heather Smith, county council cabinet member for transport, minerals and waste, said: “The strength of feeling to the proposed changes has been listened to and we have decided to extend the period of consultation to fully understand and assess the impact that the proposed changes will have on individuals concerned.

“The findings of this extended consultation period will be reported back to cabinet for further consideration.”