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Command Ordnance Depot, Chilwell

Volume 987: debated on Friday 27 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in regard to the disposal of command ordnance depot, Chilwell, and its possible use as a site for Associated Television, East Midlands, whether any other commercial or industrial interest has been shown in the site; by what means any further interest is to be canvassed; what progress has been made in identifying the area of land and premises which are for sale; and if he will ensure that normal disposal procedures do not inhibit their earliest possible sale to those who have shown the means and will to proceed.

The Ministry of Defence has identified the area of land and buildings which are for sale. Planning the future use of the site to create alternative employment opportunities and canvassing commercial and industrial interests have been co-ordinated by the local authority. The disposal procedures are a matter for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Environment.