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10 November, 2017

Planning approval granted for former police HQ

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said: “I’m pleased that Hambleton Council’s Planning Committee has today approved plans for North Yorkshire Police’s former headquarters to be turned into a residential education centre. Newby Wiske Hall was not fit as a modern police headquarters, and was also very expensive to run, costing approximately £1 million a year to maintain.

“I understand that the decision will not be popular with some villagers having met with a number of them, but I have made it clear that my door is always open. I still however believe that selling the hall is the right thing to do, allowing North Yorkshire taxpayers to benefit in a number of ways, as well as bringing economic benefits to Hambleton.”