North Yorkshire Police agree deal to buy site at South Kilvington for new HQ

York Press: Julia Mulligan Julia Mulligan

NORTH Yorkshire Police have agreed a deal to buy a site for a new force headquarters near Thirsk.

The force is putting a deposit down on a 8.4 acre site at South Kilvington, about two miles north of Thirsk on the A19, to replace its current home at Newby Wiske.

The plan is to create a new central HQ and ten-cell custody suite. The deposit will secure the site for 12 months while the force submits a planning application.

A new modern HQ will save about £455,000 per year, police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan said. A public consultation is planned for spring 2014.

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12:22pm Fri 20 Dec 13

ian923 says...

They will have to almost eliminate all crime and anti social behaviour to prove that ten cells will be enough.
They will have to almost eliminate all crime and anti social behaviour to prove that ten cells will be enough. ian923

2:56pm Fri 20 Dec 13

chelk says...

Looks like they will save enough to cover the crime commissioners wages and expenses may have some left over for Police Officers
Looks like they will save enough to cover the crime commissioners wages and expenses may have some left over for Police Officers chelk

9:22am Sat 21 Dec 13

browbeaten says...

I would have thought a hq needs to be in the middle of the county not in some northerly out post. More than the planned savings could be made if the hq was central in the force. Hey when did commen sense come in to the equation.
I would have thought a hq needs to be in the middle of the county not in some northerly out post. More than the planned savings could be made if the hq was central in the force. Hey when did commen sense come in to the equation. browbeaten

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