Bedrooms plan for fire station

Spalding fire station.
Spalding fire station.
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On-duty firefighters in Spalding could soon be snoozing in comfort with plans for a new accomodation block at the town’s station.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has applied to South Holland District Council for planning permission for a two-storey building with five en suite bedrooms along with living room and kitchen/dining room.

The plans follow a review by the fire service of its response capability across the county which resulted in an increase in the number of stations staffed 24 hours a day by wholetime firefighters from two to nine.

Six stations were brought on line in 2012 and Spalding is in the next phase.

As part of the changes a new duty system was introduced and accommodation is needed for crews to provide cover between 6.30pm and 7.30am.