Secretary of State grants permission on appeal for new £300m Category B prison to meet national need

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The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, has granted permission on appeal for a new Category B prison on land adjacent to existing HMP Gartree in Leicestershire. The prison, which forms part of the Government’s New Prison Programme, will have a GEA of up to 82,555m2 and provide accommodation for just over 1700 prisoners, in the context of an existing shortfall of Category B places and the wider prison system operating at over 97% capacity.

BBC news coverage is here.

Robert Walton KC
and Richard Turney advised and acted for the Ministry of Justice, instructed by Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP.

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