Fire station closed by Boris Johnson to be turned into luxury flats by Tory donor
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One of 10 fire stations shut by Boris Johnson while he was Mayor of London is to be converted into luxury flats – by a company whose directors include a Tory donor. Belsize fire station was closed in 2014 after 100 years of service to the local community.
Vulcan Property Ltd, which bought the grade II listed building from the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) for £7.8 million, was given planning permission for the flats this week.
Electoral Commission records show one of the company’s three directors, William Richard Woodward-Fisher, made a £2000 donation to a Conservative association in 2005.
Local councillor Flick Rea had said: “It is patently clear that we did actually need this fire station.”
- “Planners give green light for Belsize fire station to become luxury flats“, Camden New Journal, 21 June 2017
- “Fire station shut by Boris Johnson to be turned into luxury flats by company run by Tory donor“, Political Scrapbook, 22 June 2017