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Military Bases

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated (a) market value and (b) area is of (i) DCSA Inskip, Preston, (ii) RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, (iii) RAF Syerston, (iv) RAF Watton, (v) TAC Worcester, (vi) Vauxhall Barracks, Didcot, (vii) Aldershot Garrison, (viii) RAF High Wycombe, (ix) HMS Daedalus, Gosport and Fareham, (x) Anzio Barracks, Leek, (xi) HMS Forest Moor, Harrogate, (xii) RAF West Raynham, (xiii) RAF Newton, (xiv) RAF Alconbury, (xv) RAF Halton, Wendover, (xvi) RAF Brize Norton, Bicester, (xvii) DMC Dean Hill, West Dean, (xviii) RAF Chilmark, Salisbury, (xix) Connaught Barracks and (xx) Roussillon Barracks; and which of these sites is (A) redundant (B) expected to become redundant. (280444)

The potential market value of sites is usually only assessed when they become surplus. However, it is our practice not to release the estimated sale value of surplus sites as to do so might influence the market.

The MOD’s long-term Defence Estate Development Plan (DEDP), which can be found on the MOD internet at

http://www.defence-estates.mod.uk/publications/dedp08.php,

classifies the Department’s sites in three categories; core, retained, or disposal estate.

The other requested information for the sites listed is as follows:

Site name

Surplus to defence requirements (yes/no/part)

Expected to become surplus to defence requirements (yes/no) and estimated date if known

Estimated disposal area (hectares)

Comment

DCSA Inskip

No

No

RAF Church Fenton

Part

13

Technical site for disposal (13.45 ha)

RAF Syerston

No

No

RAF Watton

Sold in part 1998

Technical areas sold airfield retained for Training purposes

TAC Worcester

No

0.15

Site will be sold to facilitate town centre redevelopment, subject to reprovision

Vauxhall Barracks

No

tbc

10

Aldershot Garrison

Part

163

50 per cent. for disposal at present (Aldershot Urban extension) to be followed by further tranche in about 3 years

RAF High Wycombe

No

No

HMS Daedalus

Sold 2005

Anzio Barracks

Sold 2006

HMS Forest Moor

Part

8

Admin area for disposal

RAF West Raynham

Sold 2006

RAF Newton

Yes

136

Technical area sold 2005. Airfield surplus and subject to sale to Crown Estate

RAF Alconbury

Part

414

Technical areas occupied by USVF. Airfield held via Joint Venture for future disposal and development

RAF Halton

Part

1

Former Officers’ Mess for disposal

RAF Brize Norton

No

No

DMC Dean Hill

Part

15

Majority sold- two areas available (13 ha and 2 ha)

RAF Chilmark

Yes

27

Balance of site for disposal

Connaught Barracks

Sold 2007

24

Sold to HCA

Rousillon Barracks

Sold 2007

Yes-tbc

0.7

Majority sold to HCA—but further tranche awaited.