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12 January, 2017

First co-location of its kind in North Yorkshire benefits Selby public and police

Plans for new police station at Selby’s civic centre move forward as planning permission is granted

A project to co-locate Selby Police Station within the town’s Civic Centre has taken a big step forward today after the Council’s Planning Committee granted planning permission for the development.

Part of the Civic Centre on Doncaster Road will be developed as a police station and car parking capacity will be increased for all staff working at the site, under the plans.

The move will bring together important public services on a site already shared with the local hospital. It will also save taxpayers’ money as both organisations should make savings from the project. The new police station will be significantly cheaper to run than the existing building, on Portholme Road.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:
“I am very pleased that planning permission has been granted for what is going to be the first co-location of its kind in North Yorkshire. Sharing a front counter with the council, and having the local policing team working more closely with their council colleagues will only improve the service we can offer residents and businesses of Selby and the wider district.”

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy of North Yorkshire Police added:
“Co-locating with Selby District Council is a win-win situation. It means we can run our buildings more economically – which benefits both taxpayers and North Yorkshire Police – and we’re also closer to the partner organisations that we work with every day. All this means we can focus our investments in people, not property, ensuring we can deliver a really high standard of policing for communities across Selby district.”

Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane said:
“This move forms part of our strategic long-term plan to work closely with our partners in the public sector family. We already share the Civic Centre site with the health service and colleagues from North Yorkshire County Council, and welcoming the police offers us additional benefits including closer working opportunities.”

Construction is expected to start shortly with the new station opening later this year.