BAD planning, out of touch decision making and waste - that’s the verdict of residents and local Lib Dems on the Barmoor bus minihub, near Ryton.
Built only 5 years ago at the cost to the taxpayer of over £1 million, it was opposed at the time by local Liberal Democrats and residents who warned it would be an expensive white elephant.
5 years later, and the bulldozers moved in to flatten the barely used building.
"This has been a sorry saga of waste and poor decision making," said local Lib Dem Councillor, Derek Anderson. "We warned at the time it was proposed that this building would not be used by passengers or residents. But Labour refused to listen and pressed ahead with the building."