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Windsor's new fire station gets final go-ahead

Windsor's new fire station gets final go-ahead

Francis Batt

Windsor's new fire station gets final go-ahead

 

Windsor fire station - soon to be sold off

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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