St George’s Barracks was announced for intended disposal by the MOD in November 2016 and is due to be vacated by the army by 2021.
As a large brownfield site, St George’s Barracks is expected to be redeveloped in line with national policies around the creation of new homes and the use of redundant MOD land.
This has led to a partnership between Rutland County Council and the MOD which was launched in September last year and aims to ensure any future development on the site is controlled, sustainable and meets local needs.
Following initial assessments of the 300-hectare site and early discussions with local communities and interest groups, Rutland County Council and the MOD will soon publish a high-level plan inviting public feedback on the very first proposals for the redevelopment of St George’s Barracks.
The draft plan will outline aspirations for a new development that includes housing, a commercial zone for business, green space and areas for leisure and recreation, all supported by new infrastructure and public services.
In addition to the exhibition, a two-week roadshow around Rutland will take the Masterplan to communities in different parts of the county, allowing residents in other areas to view and comment on the proposals.
All of the information used at these events will be made available online, with the option for people to share comments by post or via a dedicated website.
The dates and locations for the roadshow are:
- St Mary and St John School, North Luffenham – 6.30pm to 9.00pm, 16 May 2018
- Uppingham Town Hall – 2.00pm to 8.00pm, 17 May 2018
- Edit Weston Village Hall – 6.30pm to 9.00pm, 23 May 2018
- Ketton Library – 2.00pm to 8.00pm, 30 May 2018
All of the feedback received as part of the consultation will be used to help support the development of a more detailed plan for the site.