Labour councillors in charge of Lancashire County Council have hit back at criticism of their planned ‘superloos’ for the disabled.
They plan to spend £270,000 on four facilities within existing buildings such as libraries.
Former Conservative council leader, Councillor Geoff Driver had set aside £1m in the February budget for four 24-hour stand-alone facilities before he lost power.
He said the new arrangement would defeat the point.
Councillor David Borrow, deputy leader of LCC said: “We have not reduced the budget to save money, but because £1m simply isn’t needed
“We might even be able to provide more in the future.
“Also, having been involved since early this year from the care side of things, the facilities were always intended to be built inside other buildings.”