Sector - Defence
Partnership between Homes England and the MOD will release land for development
A new partnership between Homes England and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will develop land being released by the MOD.
The Chief Executives of Homes England and the DIO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will help secure funding and encourage work with local communities. The land will remain under the control of the Ministry of Defence while the sites are prepared.
The sites being developed by the scheme so far are:
- Claro & Deverell Barracks in Ripon, North Yorkshire;
- RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire;
- MOD Site 4 in Stafford,
- MDPGA Wethersfield in Braintree, Essex,
- Swynnerton Training Camp in Stone, Staffordshire,
- Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham,
- Lincolnshire and Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.
DIO Chief Executive Graham Dalton said: “DIO and Homes England have agreed to work together to develop sites for housing in an arrangement that will maximise value for the public purse.”
“We are pleased to be entering into this partnership with Homes England for the benefit of local communities. The combined expertise will ensure sites no longer needed for Defence can be developed into much-needed housing while delivering value for money.”
Homes England aims to deliver 300,000 homes over the next 10 years. It is hoped the new partnership with DIO will remove restrictions and better allow for the organisations to work with local authorities.
It is expected that 10,000 homes will be constructed across the 7 sites being released. This comes alongside several other announcements from the government of new construction funding.
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