Foxton Parish Council

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St Andrews Church, Foxton, Leicestershire

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Leicester LE8 8TR

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Please help to stop the MoJ appealing the decision to refuse the building of the new Gartree prison

Dear All,

Your help is urgently required. I have a suggestion to step the pressure up on the MOJ and I need your assistance. Please cut and paste the wording shown in Black below the line ### and email to psd enquires and to the Rt Hon Dominic Raab with a copy to me. The email addresses are shown in full in blue. By doing this we will be making the views of the community very clear. Please feel free to share this with friends, neighbours and fellow campaigners urge them to join us and send on the email. Support the plea to the MOJ - No Appeal! - Guarantee it Now .The fuller the MOJ mailbag the louder the message. Thank you - Phil (Cllr Phil Knowles)

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You have received an email from Cllr Phil Knowles, a copy is shown below. I wish to place on record my support for the sentiments detailed in the email from Cllr Knowles and URGE the MOJ to confirm that there will be No Appeal and that the Democratic Decision to Refuse the Planning Application will be accepted. I look forward to your response.

To: Rt Hon Dominic Raab -Lord Chancellor & Secretary Of State for Justice & Deputy Prime Minister

Robin Seaton - Deputy Director SRO New Prisons

Good Afternoon

Re: new prison programme Gartree - planning application reference 21/01600/OUT to Harborough District Council

On Tuesday evening, this planning application was considered and the arguments made by both sides. Officers reports were considered along with submissions and letters, emails etc noted. The planning committee listened, a proposal to refuse was made - with reasons put forward. Then a vote was duly taken. The decision to refuse was unanimous. In acceptance of this decision I urge the Ministry of Justice to confirm that there will be no attempt to overturn this democratically made decision to refuse the planning application , no appeal and that the MOJ will look elsewhere in the country for the prison building requirements.

Kind regards

Cllr Phil Knowles Harborough District Councillor Great Bowden & Arden Ward

Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 12:35 by Adele Rogers

Tags: Council Meetings, Gartree, Harborough District Council, Planning. Highways.