Newham Council has approved plans to demolish a fire station in the borough.

Councillors granted permission for the demolition of the old Silvertown Fire Station building, which closed last year after decades of serving east London.

The application includes temporary building of two single storey modular buildings comprising six classrooms for education use, an office block and two separate portable blocks with toilet facilities, including an accessible WC block.

The planning permission runs until September 30, 2017 and was granted on Tuesday night.