A council consultation into plans to transfer residential short breaks for disabled adults to Aylesbury has been extended by two weeks.

Cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Bucks County Council (BCC), Lin Hazell, made the decision today following a review of the consultation.

Last month BCC announced plans to transfer the service from Seeleys House in Beaconsfield to the Aylesbury Opportunities Centre (AOC).

There are no plans to make any changes to the day service at Seeleys House, however there is a proposed reduction of day time places at the AOC to make way for the move.

Cllr Hazell said “it is clear” that more time is needed to run the consultation following “the high level of interest” shown by parents and carers.

The consultation will now close at midnight on March 13.

Cllr Hazell said: “You cannot rush these things. From the high level of interest shown by some parents and carers it is clear that more time would be helpful.

“We want to show that we are listening and make sure everyone affected by these proposals has been able to give their views.

“For this reason we have decided to extend the consultation period for a further two weeks.

"Although we appreciate that moving the service [if agreed] will cause a degree of disruption and anxiety to existing service users, it is important to remember that this is a countywide service and, in the long term, we will be improving and increasing the current level of service".

Cllr Hazell added the Beaconsfield building “has a limited life span, is not suitable for renovation and is too expensive to maintain”.

For more information on how to share your views visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/shortbreaksforadults