Use prison to create sheltered housing
I WAS dismayed to read that plans have been submitted to turn the former Grade II listed prison into luxury students' accommodation and shop.
I hope the planning committee reject the plans and considers the residents who have lived in the vicinity of that area for a number of years. There is already plenty of student accommodation around North Hill, Greenbank and surrounding areas.
It would make more sense to turn it into sheltered accommodation for the elderly.
The former prison would make a good tourist attraction as some of the prison, laundry room and part of the wall is still remaining.
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With the building being historic it could prove to be educational and also draw visitors, thus providing a boost for the economy of Plymouth.
We have plenty of historic buildings but they have just become dilapidated ie, Drake's Island and the iconic Palace Theatre.