St George’s Barracks Evolving 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.
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.
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 has been coupled with the MOD’s requirements for redeveloping St George’s Barracks and used to develop a set of more than 40 recommendations that will help to shape the evolving Masterplan for the site.