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Eco-Towns: Land

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 6 May 2008, Official Report, columns 837-38W, on eco-towns, (1) in which of the shortlisted sites his Department has sold or otherwise disposed of land in the last 10 years under arrangements whereby his Department would benefit from a future sale of the land; (207155)

(2) what estimate he has made of the sale price (a) before and (b) after shortlisting of (i) the sites owned by his Department and (ii) sites sold by his Department in the last 10 years.

The Ministry of Defence would benefit from a further sale of land at the following locations sold within the last 10 years: RE Long Marston Depot, RAF Coltishall and Bordon-Whitehill.

There are far too many variables at this early stage in the consultation process and we have therefore not made estimates of the value of sites before or after shortlisting.