HORSLEY’S FIELD: Fire brigade submit plan for second Lynn station

Horsley's Fields where the new Norfolk Fire and Rescue Station is planned

Horsley's Fields where the new Norfolk Fire and Rescue Station is planned

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Lynn’s second fire station could be operational by the end of the year if planners give the go-ahead.

Norfolk Fire Service has submitted a planning application to build a new station in Horsley’s Field, near Hardwick Road.

Two fire engines, the water rescue boat and a towing vehicle could be based at the new station.

Last year Norfolk County Council put aside £2 million to pay for a new station in Lynn.

Deputy fire officer Roy Harold is looking forward to moving the plans ahead.

He said: “We have been wanting to set up a second station on the south side of Lynn for a number of years.

“Lynn has grown over the last 15 to 20 years with lots of housing developments on the south and east side.

“Our current station was built in the 1950s and the economic focus of Lynn has shifted.”

The new station will include an appliance bay, workshop area along with conference facilities and stores.

The single storey building, which will take 20 weeks to build, will be fitted with solar panels and floor gates to alleviate the risk of flood damage. The site lies within a flood zone.

The county council’s planning committee is due to make a decision in April.

Mr Harold hopes to use any money left over from the project on refurbishing the current station in Kilham’s Way, North Lynn.

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