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Rastrick fire station plans take shape

The proposed fire station in Rastrick that will replace Brighouse and Elland stations

The proposed fire station in Rastrick that will replace Brighouse and Elland stations

Plans for the new Rastrick Fire station are progressing with West Yorkshire Fire Service to announce contractors in the coming months.

The detailed design work is coming to a conclusion and following that it will go out to tender with the intention to announce contractors at the end of February.

The service anticipate contractors on site late March to early April.

Andrew Crowther, station Commander at Brighouse and Elland, said: “We are happy with the progress being made and we plan for the new Rastrick Fire Station to be operational in April 2015.”

Residents had opposed the plans submitted to Calderdale Council in February 2013 and appealed the decision of the planning committee to permit the build.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Planning and Highways, Geoff Willerton, said: “The planning application to build a new fire station to the south of Clough Lane in Rastrick was approved by the Council’s Planning Committee in late January 2013.

“Whilst an objector subsequently challenged the decision, the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division Administrative Court at Manchester confirmed that the planning process had been followed correctly, and therefore the planning permission stands.

“For the permission to remain valid, the relevant conditions must be met and construction work must start within three years of the date when the application was approved.”

 
 
 

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