ESSEX and Herts Air Ambulance is considering ways to improve and future-proof the facilities at its Earls Colne Airbase.

This is in addition to the plans to build a new Airbase at North Weald.

Cliff Gale, operations Director at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance said: "As well as providing improved facilities for aircraft, vehicles and crew, the building will give Essex and Herts Air Ambulance security of tenure which will allow us to plan effectively for the future.

"The proposed structure will contain areas for training, mentoring, patient liaison and cross training with other emergency services, which will benefit both Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the local pre-hospital care community.

"The new facility will also provide a visitor centre which will allow us to welcome and engage with the local community and space for our Hertfordshire Fundraising Team to work more closely with their clinical colleagues."