St George’s Barracks masterplan
ABOUT THE ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS PROJECT
Rutland County Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are working closely with a range of local partners to explore possible options for the future use of St George’s Barracks, which is earmarked for closure in 2020/21.
The shared vision of this partnership is that the 300-hectare site will be transformed into a successful mixed-use, sustainable community with supporting infrastructure, housing, a business zone, community facilities, dedicated green spaces, leisure and recreation. We are taking a whole site: whole life approach to the new community.
CONSULTATION SO FAR
Since the closure of the Barracks was announced, we have sought to ensure that the local community and stakeholders have been engaged throughout the process.
A series of briefings have been held with local parish councils and RCC Members, and a stakeholder launch event was held in September 2017. In January 2018, a series of focus group sessions were undertaken, the results of which have informed the development of the draft high-level masterplan.
Informal consultation on the first high-level masterplan for the St George’s site took place over five weeks from 11 May to 15 June 2018. The aim of this consultation was to present draft proposals for the site, gather feedback and make changes before we commit to a detailed masterplan.
All of the comments we received as part of the informal consultation have now been published and can be viewed here.
This feedback will be used to help shape a more detailed set of plans for St George’s, which will be put to residents again in the autumn. The views expressed are also being incorporated into Rutland’s new Draft Local Plan.
The dates for further consultation around St George’s Barracks will be confirmed soon. In the meantime, indicative timings can be seen on our Timeline & Next Steps page.