Fire station cut by Johnson to be rebuilt as luxury flats : Morning Star.

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ONE of the 10 fire stations closed by Boris Johnson between 2008-12 while he was mayor of London is to be converted into luxury flats by a company which counts a Tory donor as one of its directors.

Belsize fire station in north London had served the community for 100 years before it was shut down in 2014 after Mr Johnson cut fire service budgets by £45 million.

Camden Council’s planning committee subsequently granted permission for the conversion into 16 flats despite,an objection during a meeting last September by councillor Flick Rea that it was “patently clear that we did actually need this fire station.

Vulcan Property Ltd paid the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority £7.8m for the Grade II listed building, using a loan from Luxembourg firm Lendivest Capital, documents from the Land Registry show.

The firm’s founder and company director William Richard Woodward-Fisher gave £2,000 to the…

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