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News story: Defence Minister Mark Lancaster announces release of MOD sites for development

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The disposal, which will generate £500 million, will provide the land for around 15,000 new homes in support of the government’s ambition to build 160,000 by 2020.

The income generated from the sales will be ploughed back into defence. This follows the announcement in the summer that all MOD savings will be reinvested into a defence budget that will rise every year of this parliament, ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need to keep Britain safe. As part of the recent Strategic Defence and Security Review, the equipment budget was recently increased to £178 billion over 10 years.

These sites will form the first tranche of the MOD’s plan to reduce by 30 per cent the size of its built estate. MOD’s estate spans one per cent of all UK land and covers 452,000 hectares. As part of that plan, the Ministry has committed to generating £1 billion through land sales during this parliament and contributing up to 55,000 homes.

The move comes almost exactly a year after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon first set the department the challenge of ‘continuous efficiency’ in a speech at the Institute for Government and follows the announcement in November of £9 billion savings in defence.

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said:


By streamlining the Defence estate, we will ensure that it better meets the needs of the Armed Forces well into the future. Defence has the strongest incentive to become more efficient; with every pound we make by disposing of excess land reinvested into a defence budget that keeps Britain safe.

We are also making an important contribution of 55,000 homes to the wider government housing targets. Every acre that we can free up will ensure that more people have the opportunity to own their own home.

The 12 sites are:

  • Kneller Hall in Twickenham
  • Claro and Deverell barracks in Ripon
  • RAF sites Molesworth and Alconbury in Cambridgeshire, and Mildenhall in Suffolk.
  • Lodge Hill in Kent
  • Craigiehall in Edinburgh
  • HMS Nelson Wardroom in Portsmouth
  • Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire
  • RAF Barnham in Suffolk
  • MOD Felton in London

The MOD will announce further sites in due course, with a full list published in the Footprint Strategy later in 2016.

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Branch-Hopper

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  • Kneller Hall in Twickenham
  • Claro and Deverell barracks in Ripon
  • RAF sites Molesworth and Alconbury in Cambridgeshire, and Mildenhall in Suffolk.
  • Lodge Hill in Kent
  • Craigiehall in Edinburgh
  • HMS Nelson Wardroom in Portsmouth
  • Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire
  • RAF Barnham in Suffolk
  • MOD Felton in London
Ooch!
 

Seaweed

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Book Reviewer
Nelson Wardroom is, fortunately, Grade II Listed and there are other problems facing anyone trying to 'develop' it.

Quite apart from the distinguished Edwardian exterior, there are, for instance, the Wylie murals in the main mess (another set in Dolphin Wardroom).

I have a feeling we have been round this buoy before.
 

Trainer

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Book Reviewer
RAF Barnham is a housing estate already, as a dispersal for RAF Honington. No great loss there.
 
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