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Land

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list in the Official Report the area of land which was recommended for release by the Nugent committee report on defence lands, the area that has so far actually been released, the areas that have been disposed of since July 1978, the areas which are to be disposed of during the next 12 months and any areas which have been purchased or are to be purchased or rented to extend defence lands since the Nugent committee reported.

The Government accepted in 1974 that 22,500 acres of the 31,000 acres recommended for disposal by the defence lands committee should be given up. Over 19,000 acres of this land have been passed to the Property Services Agency for disposal. The Ministry of Defence has given up other land as well and since the Nugent committee report was issued the defence estate has been reduced by 32,000 acres.Approximately 1,600 acres of land and 400 houses have been purchased and leased since the committee reported and the purchase of a further 1,400 acres and 2 houses has been authorised. It is intended to release 8,000 married quarters and hirings in the two years ending December 1980. Our plans regarding any future significant releases of other properties and land will as usual appear in the Statement on Defence Estimates.The following property has been passed to the Property Services Agency for disposal since July 1978:

Married Quarters and Civilian Houses
Avon
Bristol5
Locking30
Weston Super Mare1
Bedfordshire
Bedford102
Cardington130
Berkshire
Reading36
Buckinghamshire
Amersham2
Halton5
High Wycombe20
Cambridgeshire
Upwood11
Wyton5
Cheshire
Cheadle Hulme1
Chester2
Stockton Heath6
Warrington13
Wirral4
Cleveland
Redcar5
Cumbria
Durranhill9
Derbyshire
Derby10
Devon
Devonport24
Honiton33
Millbay4
Mount Batten6
Plymouth2
Turnchapel82
Dorset
Bournemouth1
Christchurch14
Dorchester5
Weymouth4
East Sussex
Brighton2
Crowborough3
Eastbourne3
Sharpthorne1
Uckfield17
Essex
Epping1
North Weald
Shoeburyness
Gloucestershire
Innsworth41
Greater London
Biggin Hill47
Edmonton1
Stanmore Park1
Tottenham3
Woolwich8
Hampshire
Andover1
Basingstoke8
Bordon4
Bramley2
Farnborough15
Fleet3
Gosport13
Marchwood10
Netley50
Southampton1
Hereford and Worcester
Hereford60
Hertfordshire
Bovingdon37
Kent
Bromley1
Chatham13
Folkestone1
Gillingham42
Gravesend28
Hythe27
St. Mary's Bay7
Upnor18
Wouldham1
Lancashire
Elswick23
Kirkham24
Leicestershire
Beaumanor1
North Luffenham267
Lincolnshire
Boston1
Cranwell14
Faldingworth137
Manby22
Scotter31
Sturgate3
Merseyside
Liverpool8
Norfolk
Marham1
Norwich3
Swanton Morley8
Northamptonshire
Croughton2
Northampton5
Northumberland
Newburn2
Newton Point2
North Yorkshire
Acomb58
Bishopthorpe10
Carnaby21
Church Fenton1
Darlington37
Dishforth32
Finningley22
Fylingdales7
Ripon2
Nottinghamshire
Newton44
Nottingham2
Oxfordshire
Benson7
Bicester88
Brize Norton91
Chalgrove27
Oxford4
Shrivenham17
Wallingford7
Somerset
Yeovil28
South Yorkshire
Conisborough2
Staffordshire
Stafford9
Surrey
Camberley4
Kenley3
Purley1
Sunbury1
Tyne and Wear
Tynemouth2
Warwickshire
Gaydon49
West Yorkshire
Leeds5
Wiltshire
Devizes95
Lyneham167
Netheravon1
Salisbury2
Shrewton9
Swindon16
Wroughton1
Gwent
Ebbw Vale1
Newport1
Gwynedd
Tywyn5
Valley14
Clwyd
Wrexham7
South Glamorgan
Cardiff14
St. Athan125
West Glamorgan
Tonmawr1
Bryncoch1
Fife
Crombie60
Highlands
Dingwall2
Inverness1
Lothian
South Queensferry6
Strathclyde
Greenock3
County Antrim
Ballymoney
County Down
Knockagony
Other Property (in acres)
Weston super Mare149
Berkshire
Greenham Common32
Watchfield1
Buckinghamshire
Medmenham32
Cambridgeshire
Duxford1
Cheshire
Chester5
Devon
Hartland Point5
Millbay3
Plymouth5
Torpoint5
Dorset
Christchurch90
Essex
Ilford4
Purfleet (Rainham Ranges)230
Gloucestershire
Lydney51
Greater London
Biggin Hill11
West Drayton12
Greater Manchester
Ashton-under-Lyne3
Hampshire
Andover46
Barton Stacey17
Netley125
Hereford and Worcester
Droitwich88
Malvern7
Moreton on Lugg35
Hertfordshire
Boreham Wood4
Bovingdon5
Kent
Canterbury4
Chatham15
Gillingham173
Maidstone21
Lincolnshire
Holme on Spalding Moor478
Norfolk
Marham15
North Yorkshire
Dishforth3
Somerset
Taunton58
Suffolk
Wattisham9
Surrey
Kenley2
Tyne and Wear
South Shields5
Warwickshire
Warwick2
Wiltshire
Wroughton478
Dyfed
St. Davids44
Highlands
Alness25
Lothian
Turnhouse183
Strathclyde
Farelochhead2
County Antrim
Aldergrove3
Antrim9