House values in the area will fall

Wrexham County Borough Council response:

“Research indicates there is no evidence to support this. In fact, a 2008 study (Roger Tym & Partners) shows increased house prices after construction in the areas examined where new prisons had been built . For example, HMP Dovegate near Uttoxeter, saw price rises in the immediate locality, with higher than average prices particularly in terraced housing. Some of this can be attributed to the increase in demand for housing from those working at the prison.”