Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service - Consultation on additional fire station in Rugby

Closes 16 Jun 2019

Opened 6 May 2019


Provide an additional fire station in Rugby in line with the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service ( WFRS) Asset Management Plan

Development in the South West Rugby area will see significant employment provision, as well as several thousand new homes, built in the coming years. These developments will increase both the population and geographical area we serve from our existing fire station location which means it is likely we will see a decline in performance against our emergency response standard.

Our response standard is to get a fire engine to a life risk incident anywhere in the County within 10 mins on 75% of occasions. The additional homes within the new development are likely to lead to increased response times for up to 5000 homes and the road network in the vicinity.

The development of the South West Rugby area will also see additional traffic on the road network within the town. Effectively, this would further slow the response of our fire engines at peak times from the Corporation Street fire station, which is located at the northern side of the town centre

Why We Are Consulting

Plans for a new fire station, which we propose should be located on Symmetry Park, north of the A45/M45 roundabout, and adjacent to the B4429 Coventry Road, have been incorporated into the Rugby Borough Infrastructure Delivery Plan (this document can be downloaded using the link at the bottom of this page).

A Rugby South fire station will allow us to relocate one of our fire appliances and crew from the Corporation Street fire station to deal with the increased attendance time issue that will be created by the new development.

We think it is necessary to provide a new fire station location, and relocate a fire engine and crew from the existing town centre fire station so that our emergency response standard can be achieved for the additional incidents that will occur across the new development and its arterial roads. Relocating staff would also allow us to effectively deliver prevention and protection activities to the new housing and commercial premises.

If approved the planned timescale for the fire station to be opened and operational is 2022.

This proposal will still leave a fire engine and crew at the existing fire station in Corporation Street. However, our longer term plan is that Rugby would be served by two fire stations each with a fire engine and crew; one at the Symmetry Park site to the south West of Rugby (which we are proposing in this consultation), and another new fire station site to the north of Rugby (location yet to be determined). Any future proposal for a new site to the north of Rugby would be subject to a separate consultation process.

The following information has been provided to assist you in understanding our considerations in making this proposal. Please use the links below to read these.

  • Public consultation document
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Rugby area profile
  • Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Risk Profile 2016
  • Equalities impact assessment
  • Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service IRMP 2017/2020
  • Draft IRMP Action Plan 2019/2020
  • Rugby Borough Infrastructure Delivery Plan

This consultation is an opportunity for you to share your views on the provision of a new Rugby South fire station and the proposal to relocate a fire engine and crew to this station.

How to feed back

Your views are important to us and we invite you to complete the online survey below. If you would like a paper version of this survey please contact us using the telephone or email address above. 

Alternative formats and languages can also be made available on request.

You are welcome to feedback in other ways:

- By Email to: wfrsirmp@warwickshire.gov.uk

- In writing to: Service Improvement Team                                                                                                                     Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service                                                                                           Service Headquarters, Warwick St, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LH

Staff from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will be available to discuss this consultation and answer any questions at the following times and locations:

  • Rugby Library on Monday 20th May from 9.00am to 1.00pm 
  • Rugby Town Hall on Thursday 23rd May from 11.30am to 4.00pm
  • Rugby Town Hall on Tuesday 28th May from 2pm to  5.00pm

If you also wish to take part in our Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) - Draft Action Plan 2019/20  feedback survey, please click on the link below the supporting documents.

What will happen next

Following the close of the consultation responses will be analysed and a report considered by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet in September 2019.

Give Us Your Views



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