Councillors asked for further £600,000 towards fire station at Saughall Massie
Councillors on the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority will be asked next week to agree to a further £600,000 for a new fire station at Saughall Massie. The government’s contribution to the project has been increased from £1.5 million to £2.086 million.
The recent decision of Wirral Council to award a 150 year lease of the land will be effective from next Tuesday if not called in by opposition councillors.
Due to increased costs plans for a new fire station in Liverpool have been dropped.
The reports for Saughall Massie as well as an agenda item explaining the changes to how Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority will spend the government grant will both be considered in public.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 14th December 2017 starting at 1.00 pm in the Liverpool Suite at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Bridle Road, Bootle, L30 4YD.
If approval is given by councillors to the increased costs, building the new fire station is expected to take twelve months and be operational in mid-2019.
The plans for a new fire station in this greenbelt location are opposed by local residents and the three local councillors.
The original site in Greasby was withdrawn by Wirral Council after public opposition.
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