District Council yesterday (Monday 15 March) approved Nottinghamshire Fire and
Rescue Service’s planning application for a new fire station in Worksop on the
Vesuvius development site off Sandy Lane.
new building will replace the existing station on Eastgate, which was built in
1963. It is being designed with the
latest in renewable technology and will self-generate up to 50% of its energy needs. The site will include a training tower, a
generator and a fuel store.
site is currently undergoing extensive regeneration, managed by property
company CEG. It is easily accessible for
the A60, the A57, Worksop and its surrounds.
is staffed by both full-time and on-call firefighters and they will all move to
the station when it is operational.
building contractor is expected to be appointed in May and the new station is
expected to open in October next year.
Fire Officer John Buckley said: “I’m very pleased that the planning application
has been approved. The new station will
be built to the same high, energy-efficient standard as the other stations we
have built in recent years, making it easier and cheaper to run. We look forward to being able to appoint a
contractor and, eventually, to the firefighters moving in.”
of the Fire Authority Councillor Michael Payne said: “I am pleased to see our
plans for the new station progressing. The
building will meet the current and future needs of the Service allowing it to
continue delivering excellent services to the people of Bassetlaw.”
Authority Member Councillor Sybil Fielding said: “I am delighted that planning
permission has been granted to build a new fire station in Worksop. Our town and surrounding villages are in much
need of this facility. It will provide
our very committed firefighters a modern environmentally friendly building to
train and work in.”