Council consider sites for DAAT helipad
PUBLISHED: 16:30 28 January 2016
Lime Kiln car park has been suggested as a possible site for a Devon Air Ambulance designated helipad.
Budleigh Salterton Town Council was asked to consider a site in the town for the emergency vehicles to land when it’s dark.
Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has been looking to increase its hours to midnight from autumn this year.
The charity is looking to set up community helipads, which require lighting to guide the helicopter in, to help the paramedics provide a night-time service.
At a meeting earlier this week, the car park was suggested as a possible location, as well as Budleigh Salterton Football Club.
Deputy mayor Chris Kitson said that the football club is currently owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC) and that the DAAT should contact them.
Councillors agreed to tell the charity there are sites in the town which are suitable but are owned by EDDC.
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