Plans to build a joint police and fire station in Crewe have been dropped after it was discovered the project would have cost taxpayers £18m.
Members of Cheshire Fire Authority voted unanimously to move forward with plans to build a station just for the fire service instead.
Officers found that a large basement car park would have to be built to provide enough parking spaces for police and the fire service, which would bump up the cost by a "considerable amount".
The fire service now hopes to have designs ready by the end of the year for the new station, which, if approved, will be built on the site of the existing one at the corner of Macon Way and Crewe Road.
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