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Surplus Land, Shoeburyness

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in disposing of surplus land and buildings owned by his Department in Shoeburyness, Southend; and if he will make a statement.

Negotiations are still in progress with Southend borough council on the terms of a lease to it of those areas of the Old Ranges, Shoeburyness, which are surplus to our requirements. We are hopeful that it will be satisfactorily concluded in the near future. The only other area of MOD land at Shoeburyness which, on present plans, is scheduled to become surplus is Potton Island but that will not be until 1984 at the earliest and no decisions have yet been taken on disposal.