09:30AM, Thursday 18 July 2013
The final phase of a hard-fought campaign to keep a fire engine in Windsor ended successfully last night
Planning councillors formally approved the plan to build a new fire station for the town on part of the Tinkers Lane depot.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service has already agreed to sign a 125 year rent free lease that will enable the fire station to stay there for free on the council-owned site.
Windsor councillors and residents have fought for a decade to keep an fire engine in the town after the fire authority announced it wanted to sell the existing station in St Mark's Road.
The Royal Borough released £400,000 in capital funding for the building project in April, after negotiating the deal with the fire authority to keep a new station at the depot.
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