Rutland County Council delays site plans for Ashwell Prison site

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RUTLAND County Council has delayed its plans to develop a former prison site into a business park.

The council had said it would announce its plans for the former Ashwell Prison site in April but has not yet made a final decision on its business park idea.

A spokesman said: “Discussions are ongoing with the Ministry of Justice as they fully explore the future options for the former Ashwell Prison site.

“We will update the community when there are any significant developments.”

The council had been in discussions with plastics firm RPC about a joint purchase of the site but the company decided to stay in its current location in Schofield Road, Oakham.