Isle of Wight MP secures meeting with Justice Minister to discuss Camp Hill housing plans

The MP said Camp Hill site is important 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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On Tuesday (8th October) Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, questioned Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer, over the future of the former Camp Hill prison site in the House of Commons.

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

Develop a ‘considered position’
Bob asked the Minister:

“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.

Good quality one and two-bed housing
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.

“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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Thursday, 10th October, 2019 12:12pm

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5 Comments on "Isle of Wight MP secures meeting with Justice Minister to discuss Camp Hill housing plans"

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royscott

The area inside the red line shows a lot of green landscape. Half a dozen fields towards the forest. Although on the prison estate it is haven for wildlife, importantly bats, some rare birds and butterflies, hope Bob can be trusted and this will not be lost. Infer that he doesn’t rely know what we have in this little haven.

Benny C
Great initiative. The danger zone will be engaging the ‘services’ of our lacklustre planning team led by the inimitable Ian ‘Captain Mainwaring’ Ward. They are excellent at sub optimal outcomes, being pushed around by developers and leaving us with ugly, badly oriented schemes that aren’t as nice to live in or live with as they might be. Those are key reasons why folks are so worried about… Read more »
henry

Looking for another ‘green’ initiative?

Perhaps the demise of the high street could be revitalised by abandoned shops being converted into low cost residential properties. Providing those shops that remain with a ready consumer footfall on their doorstep.

royscott

Apologies, last line should be …. I fear he doesn’t yet know what we have in this little have, does he care?

chartman

Note to the editor… people that are colour blind will have difficulty seeing the red line mentioned. What red line ????