Ministry of Justice consulting on the reserved matters of the new prison at Full Sutton
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is currently consulting on the reserved matters of the proposed new prison at Full Sutton.
Following outline planning permission being granted in 2019, MoJ is consulting on the reserved matters of the new prison build with the local community so it can take into account any feedback ahead of its reserved matters application (RMA), expected to be submitted in summer this year.
People who are affected by the proposal can join the MoJ for one of the following Zoom webinar consultation sessions:
Today (Wednesday, June 16) from 7pm – click on tinyurl.com/a2ty29zk
Tomorrow (Thursday, June 17) from 7pm – click on tinyurl.com/54rccdu8
Friday, June 18 from 1pm – click on tinyurl.com/pxpmb3cc
People can also give their views about the proposed new prison in a survey at tinyurl.com/39t25h6r
A petition to review the plans for the Category C Mega Prison at Full Sutton was launched by campaigners in January.
At the moment 1,305 people have added their names to the attempt to have a review into the proposals.
The petition, which is now on the UK Government and Parliament site, needs 10,000 signatures to get a response from the Government and 100,000 for the issue be considered for debate in Parliament.
The deadline for signing this petition is Monday, July 5.
A statement accompanying the petition says: “A review is needed to consider issues including; site suitability for a large prison, transport issues, previous agreement concerning the site and environmental issues.
“We believe environmental and other impacts have not been adequately assessed, and plans have been defended using unreliable claims.
“The 1,440 inmate prison could result in more than 1,000 vehicle trips per day, adding to traffic delays for commuters and emergency vehicles in Stamford Bridge.
“It could detract from important cycling and walking routes. Public concerns exist with more than 2,800 objections, including from local councils.
“We believe East Yorkshire has sufficient prisons with over 1,500 Category C places but North Yorkshire has none.”
Go to petition.parliament.uk/petitions/564623 to find out more about the petition.