Police leave Belle Vue Road Depot


The local police submitted a planning application (ref 12/01402/FU) to relocate from the Belle Vue Road depot to a site on Woodhouse Lane owned by Leeds University. The proposed new site is located opposite the old BBC studios.

The planning application states:

The proposal is for West Yorkshire Police to relocate the Belle Vue Neighbourhood Policing Team and Proactive Crime teams into the building to be used as an operational base for local policing. Currently the existing teams for this area are located in Belle Vue Garages on Belle Vue Road. These premises are in a state of disrepair and with the growing spending pressures it is not economically viable to the Force to spend money on these premises are earmarked for disposal.

As a result of this consideration, the Local Division has invested time and effort into negotiations with Leeds University with regard to obtaining access to premises in or around the University Campus.



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2 Responses to Police leave Belle Vue Road Depot

  1. Insp Ian O'Brien says:

    I have now been informed that the Neighbourhood Policing Teams will move from Belle Vue Road Garages tothe new premises on Woodhouse Lane on the week commencing 6th August. I believe that the Chief Constable, Sir Norman Bettison, will officially open the building at 10am on Thursday 9th August.

  2. Inspector Ian O'Brien says:

    Update as of today (15th May 2012) – It is expected that we will be notified at the end of May regarding the change of use for 153. Contractors will carry out the works required to make the house fit for purpose to house the appropriate Policing staff. It is hoped we will be in the house by the end of June.

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