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Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely questioned Justice Minister Lucy Frazer in the House of Commons on Tuesday over the future of the former Camp Hill prison site.

During oral questions to the Secretary of State for Justice, Bob thanked Ms Frazer for recently discussing the Camp Hill site with him.

Bob asked the Minister:

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“Will the Ministry of Justice now develop, with me and Isle of Wight Council, a considered position in a timely way so that we can get a public interest outcome?”

Ms Frazer said she was very pleased to speak to Mr Seely about this matter and offered to meet him and others.

Bob said:

“I’m pleased the Minister has agreed to meet with me to discuss this further.

“The development of the Camp Hill site is so important for the Island because it can be used to provide good quality one and two-bed housing for Islanders young and old – without the need to rip up our green landscape.

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“I want Camp Hill to be an example of a sustainable housing development where houses are built in appropriate numbers for Islanders – and preferably by Islanders.”

Bob is due to meet with the Minister to discuss the site further next week.

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1 year ago

How about keeping the site for local Island builders who rely on house building as thier living.
Not every one wants to live in a mainland developers style house that has no character.
Just drive around the site at the top of Staplers to see what the planners have allowed to be built.
If Camphill does get planning please can the developers have open spaces. Planting of trees, and a sympathetic planting scheme.
Keep it local for locals to live in and enjoy, and not something that will look like cheap thrown up housing for maximum profit for minimum effort.

1 year ago

More houses when will this stop, our infrastructure can’t cope now!

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