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Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department owns land in any of the 15 locations short-listed as possible eco-towns. (201840)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) owns land in four of the 15 potential locations short-listed as possible eco-towns.


Proposed eco-town

MOD establishment


Bordon-Whitehill, Hampshire

Bordon Garrison


Weston-Otmoor, Oxfordshire

RAF Weston on the Green


Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire

RAF Newton


Leeds City Region

RAF Church Fenton

The Department also has a residual legal interest in the land at former RAF Coltishall. This is being transferred under departmental agreement for use by the Ministry of Justice, but we have yet to convey the freehold to the new owner.