Old station is available

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Following on from my letter regarding Cramlington Town Council’s proposal to purchase the Surveyor’s House (News Post Leader, September 11), I’ve been thinking further on the issue.

There is currently a derelict fire station in Cramlington with a footprint comfortably big enough for offices, it has plenty of space for parking, is on a number of bus routes and the cycle network and with some considered renovation could be made suitable for meetings, saving more money moving forward.

What is the justification for purchasing a house in Cramlington at a significant cost to the tax payer when there is already a premises that would be more suitable already available?

Paul Naughton

Cramlington