Posted by: John Brace | 27th November 2017

Wirral Council’s Cabinet agree 150 year lease for fire station in Saughall Massie

Wirral Council’s Cabinet agree 150 year lease for fire station in Saughall Massie

                                    

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) 27th November 2017 Agenda Item 5 –
Disposal of Land at Saughall Massie Road to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service starts at 7:42

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) site visit Saughall Massie fire station 18th July 2017

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) site visit Saughall Massie fire station 18th July 2017 (this is the site for the proposed fire station)

Wirral Council’ Cabinet this morning agreed to a 150 year lease to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority of land it owns in Saughall Massie for a new fire station.

During the meeting, Cllr Phil Davies referred to a petition opposing the lease started by Cllr Chris Blakeley (who is a councillor for the area concerned).

Cllr Phil Davies disagreed with the numbers of people supporting the petition and turned down a request from Cllrs Blakeley, Berry and Williams to refuse Cabinet’s consent to enter into the lease.

Planning permission (APP/17/00306) had already been granted by Wirral Council for the new fire station earlier this year in August.

The lease between Wirral Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority won’t be entered into until the Cabinet minutes have been published and a period for councillors to “call-in” the decision has expired. If six or more councillors “call-in” the decision then it will be reviewed first by councillors on one of Wirral Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

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Responses

  1. Whats wrong with a 99 year lease?

  2. I think to some people a lease of any length (unless for an activity normally allowed in the greenbelt) is objectionable due to the greenbelt nature of the location.

    As Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority hope to spend ¬£millions on building a fire station there, if the lease was too short and as it isn’t their land, I presume it wouldn’t be classed as value for money to MFRA to build a fire station and then for the fire station to become the property of Wirral Council after a short period.

    It’s also possible as national government is funding part of the construction that that money comes with strings attached.

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