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Land at Camp Hill, Isle of Wight

Council: Isle of Wight Council

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 21.54ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: Residential

Updated: 19/11/2013

Former Bullwood Hall Prison

Council: Rochford District Council

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 20ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: Residential

Updated: 19/11/2013

Former Canterbury Prison

Council: Canterbury City Council

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 1.994ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: Residential, Education

Updated: 19/11/2013

Former HMP Kingston

Council: Portsmouth City Council

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 2.5ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: Residential, Public Buildings

Updated: 19/11/2013

Former HMP Gloucester

Council: City of Gloucester

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 1.35ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: Residential, Hotels, Leisure

Updated: 19/11/2013

HMP Shrewsbury

Council: Shropshire Council

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 2.5ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: TBC

Updated: 19/11/2013

HMP Wellingborough

Council: Borough of Wellingborough

Owner: Ministry of Justice

Site Size: 14.54ha

Planning Status: Not Granted

Uses: TBC

Updated: 19/11/2013

Profile

Prison Safety and Reform are a top priority for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Our vision is for a prison estate that is less crowded, better organised, and better serves the courts through new ways of working.

Over the next four years, we will invest 1.3bn to build up to 10,000 new adult prison places; build and open five community prisons for women, and close prisons that are in poor condition or do not have a long term future, as new spaces become available.

This major investment and reconfiguration will result in a more modern, fit for purpose prison estate which is a better place for staff to work and prisoners to live, provides better value for money, and provides the right conditions for prisoners to change their lives. In most cases closed prisons will be disposed of for housing with the receipts from sale being reinvested in the programme.

HMP Holloway was announced for closure by Chancellor George Osborne in the autumn spending review in 2015. The site was deemed as unsuitable for the rehabilitation of offenders and its potential disposal will help fund the 1.3 billion Prison Estate Transformation Programme. The Ministry of Justice are working with their service providers to bring this 4 Ha site forward for disposal and development.

The HMCTS estate provides the setting for the provision of justice in many cases. The objective of the Estates Reform Project is to improve utilisation and reduce operating costs across the HM Courts & Tribunals Estate by closing courts and tribunals which are poorly utilised and/or no longer suitable for service. The Delivery team are in place to implement this strategy across England and Wales. The benefits realised from these savings, together with the proceeds resulting from the disposal of surplus buildings, will be reinvested to improve and modernise the service. ERP will result in the release of 121 buildings over a period of 18-24 months. To achieve this, we have developed delivery guidance based on past and current estates reform projects. All processes have been tested and refined, building on successful delivery and embedding key learning from mitigating challenges that have been faced along the way. Exiting these buildings will allow HMCTS to surrender existing lease agreements where possible or enter early exit negotiations, and to ensure the timely disposal of surplus properties via a combination of strategies including marketing and HCA transfer.

Website: http://www.justice.gov.uk/