New meeting to discuss Holbeck Police HQ plans

A further public consultation evening will give local residents a say on plans for a new headquarters for Holbeck Police on Elland Road.

Holbeck Police HQ site
The proposed site of the new Holbeck Police HQ

The ‘community involvement event’, which will take the form of a drop-in session, will be held in the Reaney Suite at Leeds United’s football ground on Monday, March 5 (7pm-9pm). The police have already held several meetings to discuss the proposals.

The new HQ would replace outdated facilities at Millgarth, the Bridewell and on Burton Road.

In a letter to residents this week, police say activity will ‘soon’ start on site as a number of trees need to be felled before the spring nesting season so wildlife isn’t disturbed.

Tim Shepherd, senior project manager, writes:

“Tree removal/management will be part of an overall landscaping scheme which will be agreed with the Local Authority and will ultimately ensure that there is no loss of amenity to the surrounding areas. We can confirm that more trees will be planted than will be felled as a result of the final scheme. We can also reassure you that work to trees subject to Tree Preservation Orders will only take place with agreement from the Local Authority.

 “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused; please be assured that we will take all reasonable measures to minimise any disturbance caused while the works are carried out.”

The scheme is still to go before councillors to receive planning permission.