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FOI4653 / April 2024 / Property/Land Usage

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – The estimated total number of acres of land that you own.

220,640 sq./m is the estimated number of land owned by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS).

Question 2 – The estimated total number of acres that you own which are not in operational use.

All acreage is in operational use.

Question 3 – The annual spending on managing and maintaining your property estate in the financial year 2022/23. Please provide a breakdown.

The annual spending on managing and maintaining our property estate in financial year 2022/2023 was £4,283,611.00, this figure includes all utilities.

Question 4 – The number of empty homes you currently own.

ECFRS have one vacant home, this property is currently in the process of being sold.

Question 5 – The number of empty buildings you currently own that are not homes.

ECFRS currently have no empty buildings within our estate.

We hope you find this information useful.




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All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.




Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

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