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Plans announced for future of Metropolitan Police training site in Colindale
The Metropolitan Police have today announced their vision for the future of the Peel Centre site in Colindale.
The police, and The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, will now begin a public consultation on the planned regeneration of the 73 acre Aerodrome Road site.
The plans include the building of a new facility for training and operational policing, as well as opening up the rest of the site for the building of houses, shops, a primary school and open space.
It is thought that these changes would halve the running costs for the Metropolitan Police meaning they could invest more money into operational policing.
The site was first developed in the 1930s and has been the venue of police training for nearly 80 years.
However, in that time the needs of the police have changed dramatically meaning that he site no longer suits their purpose.
As a result they have drafted in a team of planners to draw up new proposals for the site.
These plans will be on display at the Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale from 12pm until 8pm on October 4, from 10am until 5pm on October 5 and from 12pm until 5pm on October 6.
Once this public consultation is over the police will submit a planning application to Barnet Council.