Local Conservatives have pledged to review the depth for pothole repairs should they win the local elections on 3rd May.
It comes as the Labour/Lib Dem Council has been under pressure on its record for fixing potholes. In February it emerged that the Council had failed to spend £450k of ring-fenced Government funding through the pothole action fund. Furthermore, both parties voted to scrap the 28-day repair time-frame for potholes leaving them on the roads indefinitely.
Leader of the MK Conservatives Cllr Alex Walker said:
"It has become clear that the state of the roads is such a big issue for residents. Every door we go to - it is the same story. It is time for change and it is time to do things differently. We will review the depth measure used to define a pothole by the Council.
A serious option is looking at 40mm, it will stop potholes getting to a size to damage cars and is cost effective in the long-term."
Conservative Spokesperson for Transport and Highways Cllr. John Bint said:
"Labour and the Lib-Dems have allowed our roads to fall into the worst state they have ever been. They have been complacent. Their decision and vote to scrap the 28-day repair time-frame was misguided and will lead to more, larger potholes on our roads for longer.
"Lowering the depth for repairing potholes has been something I have wanted to do for a long time and I am pleased we can go into the election with this pledge to change the way things are done."
Conservatives have already pledged to:
. Reverse the decision to scrap the 28-day repair timetable taken by Labour and the Lib Dems.
. Fix an extra 8,000 potholes within 6 months.