Plans to spend millions on Leeds City Council websites questioned by councillor

A Leeds opposition councillor has voiced concern at council plans to spend nearly £2m on developing a new website.

The Council has approved a Web Replacement Project that will set up a new web content management system, consolidate 75 existing websites and replace the current site.

But Coun Matthew Lobley (Cons, Roundhay ward) warned of the dangers of IT project budgets spiralling out of control.

Coun Lobley said: "With the finances the way they are, it seems like a strange time to be spending nearly 2m on websites. I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking that this money could be better spent on frontline services."

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