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Town fire station could be sold
1:30pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
EVESHAM Fire Station could be sold to Wychavon District Council and redeveloped in order to give the town centre retail economy a boost.
Wychavon’s Executive Committee will discuss the purchase of the Merstow Green fire station at a meeting on Tuesday evening. If successful the plans would see the station and the Old Brewery car park area of Evesham redeveloped.
A report released yesterday by Wychavon says the discussions, which are at an early stage, support the council’s aspirations to “strengthen and regenerate the town centre”.
A clearer proposal including costs and risks posed to the council will be outlined in a report expected in June or July.
If the fire station was sold it would most likely be moved to the council’s current Abbey Road depot site, which will soon become surplus, and would be of no additional cost to the fire authority.
The policy and resources committee of the Fire and Rescue Authority will be asked to authorise the sale of Evesham Fire Station to the council along with the reprovision of a new fire station at a meeting on Wednesday.