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Green light for South Kesteven District Council project to convert former St John Ambulance station into offices in Stamford




Plans to convert a former fire station into office space in Stamford have been given the green light.

South Kesteven District Council hopes the renovated building on Elm Street, most recently used as a base for St John Ambulance, will create more jobs.

The authority owns the building and previously estimated the transformation into offices would cost around £100,000.

The former St John Ambulance station on Elm Street in Stamford. Photo: Google (34586317)
The former St John Ambulance station on Elm Street in Stamford. Photo: Google (34586317)

At an online meeting of its planning committee on Tuesday (May 12), members voted unanimously to approve the scheme.

Councillors heard that it would enhance the derelict building and bring improved energy performance while having no negative impact on nearby residents.

There had been no objections to the project.

Coun Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) said: “I welcome this building. I think it will be a lot better than what it is now.”

And Coun Mike Exton (Con) added: “I have very fond memories of that building. It was Stamford’s first fire station.”

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