North East Wales

New £13.5m Wrexham police headquarters given go-ahead

Artist impression of police station in Wrexham Image copyright North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Image caption The new police station is expected to be operational by May 2017

A new £13.5m police headquarters in Wrexham county borough has been approved by councillors.

The facility on Llay industrial estate will replace the town centre station which faces demolition.

Wrexham council's planning committee agreed the plans on Monday subject to conditions.

But a decision on plans to open a smaller town centre station in the former Oriel gallery in the library was deferred over parking concerns.

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