- Tyne Tees
- 3 updates
Controversial plans to move the North Yorkshire Police headquarters have been called off.
Julia Mulligan, the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, had announced the site at Newby Wiske would move to South Kilvington.
Councillors in Thirsk condemned the move, claiming the building would be more suited to an "American city" than a town with a population of 220.
They were also concerned about traffic and the release of detainees.
The Commissioner had said the move would save money.
North Yorkshire Police has backed its commissioner's decision to cancel moving their headquarters.
The move from Newby Wiske to South Kilvington was originally billed as saving the force money - but the commissioner now claims stopping the move will in fact save up to £10 million.
Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan says it was a "tough decision", and that a new opportunity to work with police in Cleveland had changed her mind.
Latest ITV News reports
North Yorkshire Police say that a u-turn on proposals to build new headquarters near Thirsk will save the tax-payer millions of pounds.