Keswick Town Council’s decision in February was that Councillors respond independently and directly to the consultation. Keswick Town Council awaits the responses of the consultation which will incorporate the views of both residents and businesses.

Once all responses are available, the work on reviewing the proposals, which we are assured are purely proposals at this stage and are a starting point for the development of a well-considered and fully modelled scheme, will recommence and all partners will be involved.

It is not appropriate to call an emergency meeting prior to the results of the survey being unavailable – the consultation needs to run its course.

Unfortunately this has proved to be an emotive topic, and Keswick Town Council is acutely aware that no matter what suggestions are put forward, there will always be people unhappy with the results.

Councillor Alan Dunn

Mayor of Keswick