Proposed new prison in Market Harborough: Public Consultation

Closed 2 Aug 2021

Opened 28 Jun 2021

Results updated 11 Mar 2022

Following our consultation, and before the planning application is determined, we are reconnecting with the community and stakeholders to provide clarity and information about the proposed scheme, the local benefits and how we have responded to feedback.  

We are holding a series of community events. They

Thursday 10 March – 3 pm – 8 pm at Foxton Village Hall, Robert Monk Hall, Middle Street, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RE

Friday 11 March – 3 pm – 8 pm at The Council Chamber, Harborough District Council, The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AG

Thursday 17 March 3 pm - 8 pm at Lubenham Village Hall, 1 Laughton Road, Lubenham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9TE

We also held a webinar on the evening of Wednesday 2nd March.  

More information is also available to document below.  



The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for a new prison near Market Harborough.

Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land next to HMP Gartree, near Market Harborough would be an appropriate location for a new prison.

Before we progress with these proposals, we want to engage with you and your local community to ensure your views are considered and to share with you the benefits that a potential new prison will bring to Harborough, such as: creating new and local employment opportunities; offering apprenticeships; upskilling people in construction; and spending locally and with social enterprises.

You can find out more information by clicking the link to view the consultation document.

You can send us your views by clicking the online survey link.

Alternatively, you can join us for a virtual ‘webinar’ consultation session by clicking the links below:

Thursday 15th July – 7pm – 8pm

Friday 16th July – 1pm – 2pm


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