Shepton Mallett Journal - 12 November 2015
The date has been set for the third consultation over the future of Shepton Mallett prison.
The developer which owns the prison, City and Country, has confirmed that it will be presenting its preferred option for the site on Thursday, November 19.
The format of the event will be the same as the two previous consultations, which saw the doors of the historic building opened to the public.
People will be free to explore part of the prison and this time the developer will present its main concept for the site. The consultation will start at 3pm and finish at 8pm.
Associate Director (Planning) at City and Country, Richard Winsborough, said: “It is fantastic that there has been a real interest in the history of the site and how it could be used in the future.
“This month we will be presenting our preferred option for the site, having reviewed the extensive feedback that we received from our earlier public consultations, ahead of submitting a planning application to Mendip District Council later this year.”
Shepton Mallett prison was recently used by Shepton-based charity SOS Africa for an ambitious fundraising event in which people were sponsored to be locked up inside for 24 hours.
SOS Africa director Matt Crowcombe thanked City and Country for allowing the event to take place, and praised the “incredible response” from the inmates.
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