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Van Klaveren won’t move North

BBC Radio 5 live controller Adrian Van Klaveren will not be moving to Media City at Salford Quays with his family when his station does next year.

Instead, he'll rent a flat at BBC licence fee payers' expense during the week, and return south at weekends.

Adrian has been a big promoter of Salford Quays, even back in 2008 when he was appointed as controller, he [link=https://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.3085]said[/link] he was "really excited about leading the station to its new home in Salford."

But the Guardian newspaper says the BBC has confirmed that Van Klaveren will rent a flat for two years close to Salford Quays under the corporation's relocation programme, paid for by the licence fee. After that he'll review the situation.

A BBC spokesman told the paper that Van Klaveren has opted against a permanent relocation as he does not want to disrupt his children's education, which is at a critical stage.

Earlier this week the BBC's chief operating officer of BBC North Peter Salmon also announced he would not be making the move fully to [link=http://mediacity.ws]Media City UK[/link], the BBC's new northern home in Salford Quays.

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