Plans to expand one of the county's fire stations have been given the green light. 

A purpose-built storage and logistics hub will be constructed at Wymondham Fire Station, in London Road. 

Additional car parking spaces have also been given the go-ahead, alongside new CCTV and the resurfacing of the site's combined drill yard.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the works are required to ensure "the operational needs can be carried out in a safe and effective manner".

The existing facilities are currently accommodated across Wymondham and Hethersett.

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A planning statement submitted to Norfolk County Council claims this setup is "inefficient" and the consolidation of these facilities at one purpose-built site "will result in the improvement of an existing valuable health and safety service". 

The station is currently staffed by on-call firefighters, consisting of a watch manager, two crew managers and nine firefighters.

County council data shows that the crew is called out on average each month to 13 daytime incidents, six in the evening and four overnight.