HEADLAND residents had their say and helped to decide on the design of a new fire station.
Cleveland Fire Brigade asked people in the area to vote for their preferred choice out of three options for the new Headland community fire station, expected to be completed in June next year.
After residents and staff working on the station put their thoughts forward, the outcome of the consultation was to go with option three, pictured above.
The new station will remain a retained operational fire station, housing one fire engine, but will also be home to new community facilities for residents to use. People will have chance to view more detailed plans at a consultation day next month.
Ian Hayton, Cleveland Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer, said: “Thanks to the feedback received from the community on the Headland and our staff, we can now start to deliver our vision for the future of this new community fire station. This new station will allow the brigade to provide first class facilities and services to support local needs.”
Work on the new station, which will be rebuilt on its existing site, is expected to start later this year. Residents are reassured that, due to the temporary fire station being on the existing site, all services will be maintained to an excellent level.
Councillor Robbie Payne, chairman of Cleveland Fire Authority and Labour councillor on the Headland and Harbour ward, said: “Now feedback from residents on their choice has been received, the plans for the new station can proceed.
“This fantastic development for the local area is a great investment and a long term commitment to the delivery of high class community safety and emergency response services to the people of the Headland.”
Residents are now invited to the consultation day in the Croft Room, in the Borough Hall, on Thursday, September 12, from 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm where they will get the chance to view the plans in more detail, speak to brigade staff about the station and again have their say as part of the formal council planning application process.
If people are unable to attend the consultation they can visit www.www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/myvoice where the plans will be available to view from September 12 and make any comments or ask any questions.