Plans to build 95 homes next to Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School in Stevenage have been scrapped.

These Hertfordshire County Council plans for the Longfield Fire and Rescue Centre site on Hitchin Road have been on the table since 2012.

The county council's new plan for the site is to invest £16.9m in improving the firefighters' training centre, which has been in use for more that 30 years.

Ultimately, there are plans for the fire service's headquarters – currently based at County Hall in Hertford – to be re-located to the site.

Officers have warned that if facilities are not updated, there will be a "significant risk" firefighter training will become compromised.