DIO publishes information to support future development of St George’s Barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has published the information it has provided to Rutland County Council to support its application to include St George’s Barracks in the council’s Draft Local Plan.

The documents, which are now available to view on the the St George’s website, demonstrate the viability of the site’s redevelopment and include a masterplan, environmental assessments, a survey of the site’s minerals, information on education provision and a heritage assessment.

Catherine Davies, Head of Estates at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, said:

“We have undertaken a lot of work to assess the viability of the St. George’s site and demonstrate that to Rutland County Council as part of their Local Plan process.”

“We have published these documents so that residents and stakeholders have the opportunity to review and understand the evidence base that sits behind the site being put forward for redevelopment.”

Rutland County Council is now reviewing the documents in advance of making a decision on whether the site is viable to be included in the Draft Local Plan. A decision is expected to be made later this year.

Following its successful bid for Garden Communities funding, the project is also awaiting the outcome of its bid for £30million to the national Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).
The HIF funding would play a significant role in allowing the MOD to deliver critical infrastructure around St. George’s Barracks in a way that minimises impact on surrounding communities.