JUSTICE minister Lucy Frazer has agreed to meet MP Bob Seely to discuss the future of the former Camp Hill prison site — set to become a housing development.

Speaking in the Commons on Tuesday, Mr Seely asked the minister: “Will the Ministry of Justice now develop, with me and the Isle of Wight Council, a considered position in a timely way so that we can get a public interest outcome?”

She replied she was happy to discuss the issue and offered to meet him.

Mr Seely said afterwards: "I’m pleased the minister has agreed to meet with me to discuss this further.

“The development of the Camp Hill site is so important for the Island because it can be used to provide good quality one and two-bed housing for Islanders young and old — without the need to rip up our green landscape.

“I want Camp Hill to be an example of a sustainable housing development where houses are built in appropriate numbers for Islanders – and preferably by Islanders.”

The meeting is due to be held next week.