Knutsford Fire Station looks set to be revamped to reduce its environmental impact and cut back on energy consumption.

A planning application has been submitted to refurbish the exterior of the ageing community fire station in Mobberley Road, which was opened in 1964.

Among the improvements planned are a roof replacement, together with the replacement of appliance bay doors.

The timber framed windows and doors will go and new aluminium framed windows and doors will be installed.

The entrance canopy will be demolished.

A statement submitted with the planning application to Cheshire East Council states: “As part of the Cheshire Fire Authority Modernisation Programme the station is due to be refurbished internally and externally to improve the operational and community facilities together with replacement of key elements of the external fabric including roof, windows and doors.

“A key driver of the modernisation programme is to improve the sustainability of the existing buildings and reduce their environmental impact.

“Insulation is to be improved to reduce heat losses, LED lighting and controls provided to reduce electricity usage and photovoltaics installed to allow for energy to be generated and reduce consumption of mains electric.

“For this building it has been identified that the roofs are very poorly insulated and that there is an opportunity to convert from gas fired heating to all electric heating.”

The application, number 21/4931M, can be viewed on the planning portal of the Cheshire East website.