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Problem with P&R is...

Takes a couple of minutes to pull off your route and get parked
Takes another min to lock up and walk to bus stop
Takes 5 mins for the bus to come
Takes another min for the bus to get back on the route to town

By which time you are 9 or 10 mins behind where you would have been in the car, so you have to hope the bus is going to be damn quick...
 

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Problem with P&R is...

Takes a couple of minutes to pull off your route and get parked
Takes another min to lock up and walk to bus stop
Takes 5 mins for the bus to come
Takes another min for the bus to get back on the route to town

By which time you are 9 or 10 mins behind where you would have been in the car, so you have to hope the bus is going to be damn quick...
Other more apparent faults with the idea of a P&R at Elland Road is surely any P&R site could be buggered up (in terms of capacity and traffic wanting to go in and out) if there is say an evening match or an event (such as the annual Jehovahs Witness conferences) with take place during daytimes and require the use of the park and ride site and of course having a Saturday shoppers Park & Ride at Elland Road would be a no no on days that there are matches on? Surely the long derelict former plot of land on the corner of the A6110 Ring Road and A62 Geldard which was once home to Wallace Arnold and the short lived Route 2 car supermarket (vacant for at least a decade) would be a better site imo?

Also surely any Park and Ride would have to be competitive with all of those £4 all day parking sites if it is ever going to prove popular?

Still I guess any Park and Ride site at Elland Road could perhaps be done to encourage more to Elland Road by public transport (considering possible reduction in parking space available) and could improve the business case for an Elland Road railway station (although I would imagine the Elland Road area would need to be a lot more built up if a station is to be viable).
 

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Get out of the park and ride at Elland road if it happens, and in the mornings, you will be straight into traffic crawling into town. What a joke of an idea without bus lanes
 

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Build a bridge from the car park over the M621 and allow buses to run along the old disused viaduct into Holbeck, or build a train station halt on the line, and it would make perfect sense. However simply running buses on the roads from here into town is pointless...
 

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If it went down Victoria Road rather than the A643 it might avoid congestion due to the bus lanes. Not convinced on this though- especially when it really should be a rail P&R. There are several segregated options for almost any site to the south of the city, where a range of unused viaducts and a lot of free space mean we shouldn't be forced to resort to average P&R schemes.
 

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Pipe dream i know and has been mentioned before-but what would work here would be a tram train from Elland road along the holbeck viaduct and into city station.
 

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It would, but it requires a visionary to take it forward, and a funding source who share that vision. On a practical level, there would need to be capacity issues solved at City Station.
 

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The application's been submitted for the WY Police divisional headquarters on the site of the old greyhound track. Lots of documents can be seen here.
 

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http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co....ries/leeds_police_hq_plans_revealed_1_4289320



This is the first image of a new police station that is set to become the nerve centre of crime-fighting in Leeds.

The artist’s impression shows the 12,500 sq m site on Elland Road – opposite Leeds United’s ground – on what used to be a greyhound track.

It has been produced as part of the planning application for a new headquarters for West Yorkshire Police’s City and Holbeck division.

The force has £200m plans to build three new state-of-the-art buildings in Wakefield and Normanton as well as Elland Road.

The Elland Road station would employ 750 police staff, have 40 cells, a 24-hour public help desk and a “rooftop courtyard” used for staff breaks.

The planning application said the division’s current city centre police facilities were inadequate.

It said: “Existing WYP facilities are located at Millgarth and Bridewell, within the city centre which creates operational difficulties for deployment and massing for large events.

“In order to support the whole city and the Holbeck division, a new purpose-built facility is required and this will need to be strategically located.”

The application added that the new building would mean officers could work more efficiently, allowing them to spend more time on the beat.

It said: “The proposal will help the West Yorkshire Police to achieve the Government’s strategic goals by increasing efficiencies at the core of its operations and returning uniformed officers to front-line patrol duties.”

Outline planning permission for the scheme has already been granted. Subject to full planning permission, building work is due to start next year, with the new police station opening in 2014.

Consultation events are now taking place with the public.

A spokeswoman said: “The meetings will enable communities to be kept up-to-date on the plans and will enable residents to air their views.”

The next event is in The Reaney Suite at Elland Road football ground next Monday, March 5, from 7pm.
 

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I think the new police station looks good and will look a lot better than the barren wasteland that is currently on the site.
 

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Yeah I agree. It's not the design of the century, but as its out at Elland Road in an area dominated by wasteland, car parks and warehouses, it's a big improvement.

Should also help to curb some of the 'less savoury' fans' behaviour!
 

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looks pretty bog stand public sector rubbish most practices have been churning out for the last few years, my old firm was in the running for this job........... no doubt their design would have look pretty similar

Any more renders to look at?
 

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looks pretty bog stand public sector rubbish most practices have been churning out for the last few years, my old firm was in the running for this job........... no doubt their design would have look pretty similar

Any more renders to look at?
Is it, in fact, another grey plastic and white cement render design? :down:
 

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When the new Elland Road police station is developed does this mean that Leeds City Centre would completely lack a police station (not counting the British Transport Police on New Station Street)? Surely a police station in the city centre through a retention of Bridewell police station would be a neccessity for covering crime in the city centre as well as being the obvious base for basing city centre foot patrols. Still good to finally see some development in the Elland Road area.
 

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The big advantage of the new Police station at Elland Road means that Miillgarth police station in the city centre is ripe for redevelopment. Could Millgarth Tower rise from the ashes of the current station? Time will tell.
 

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When the new Elland Road police station is developed does this mean that Leeds City Centre would completely lack a police station (not counting the British Transport Police on New Station Street)? Surely a police station in the city centre through a retention of Bridewell police station would be a neccessity for covering crime in the city centre as well as being the obvious base for basing city centre foot patrols. Still good to finally see some development in the Elland Road area.
A similar structure is being implemented in Harrogate. While the main station is moving to a huge new building on the edge of town, there will be a smaller base in the centre.

I imagine the same would happen in Leeds. Might just be the station up near the Courts though.

The big advantage of the new Police station at Elland Road means that Miillgarth police station in the city centre is ripe for redevelopment. Could Millgarth Tower rise from the ashes of the current station? Time will tell.
No. A mid-rise or small high-rise, but the days of 60 storey towers outside London are gone.
 

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Councillors told to approve new police headquarters
Monday 19 March 2012

PLANS to build a new divisional police headquarters in Leeds are being recommended for approval.

The building – on Elland Road in Leeds – will house about 750 staff and include a 40-cell custody suite, multi-level car park and offices.

The station, to be built on the former greyhound stadium, will replace outdated facilities at Millgarth police station, beside the outdoor market in the centre of Leeds and Holbeck police station.

Outline planning permission for the application has already been agreed and now officers are recommending that members of Leeds City Council’s plans panel east back more detailed design plans when they meet on Thursday, subject to conditions being agreed.

Previously some concerns were raised about parking on Elland Road, as the site is close to Leeds United’s ground and fears have been raised that there may be an impact on match days with people choosing to park on surrounding streets.

However, last year members were told a travel plan had been drawn-up to try to limit the impact.

The headquarters, together new divisional headquarters at Havertop Lane, Normanton, and a specialist training centre, at Carr Gate, in Wakefield, will be built under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative. Earlier this year West Yorkshire Police said the project was now expected to cost more than £100m, less than the projected £200m.

Managers said this could be achieved because costs were more competitive in the current economic climate.
 

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Money from season tickets for the next two seasons will be used to complete the works at the East Stand of Elland Road stadium. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co....kets-set-to-pay-for-east-stand-work-1-4419152

Would rather if Master Bates invested in the squad personally, a non starter unfortunately considering his favouring of vanity projects over actually returning Leeds United to the Prem and something seems very dodgy considering the large profits made of £3.5million for the 12 months up to the end of June 2011 contrasted with the lack of on field success.

As nice as having an improved East Stand is, surely seeing Leeds United finally back in the Premier League has to take precedence.
 
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