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Prison demolition enters final stage

The final stage of the demolition of Northallerton’s defunct prison has begun. 

Leader of Hambleton District Council, Counr Mark Robson, pictured, took one final look at the 3.5 acre site before bulldozers started removal of the iconic cell block which loomed above the walls. 

The block is the last of the buildings to be demolished – once down there will be just the five listed buildings remaining. The governors house; the interlinked female, segregation and hospital wings; and the administration block / early officers accommodation wing will all be used in the re-development. 

Next month the district council will select the developer partner it will to work to bring the site to life – it expects retail, leisure, education and housing to be on the list of possible future uses.  

Once that choice has been made – and approved by councillors – firm plans will be available, consultation work undertaken and planning applications submitted.

 

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