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Public Meeting – The Future of St George’s Barracks – Thursday 26th October 2017

There will be a public meeting in the School Hall on Thursday 26th Oct 17 at 7PM to discuss the proposals for the future development of St George’s Barracks. The meeting will be addressed by Helen Briggs, Chief Executive of Rutland County Council who will discuss the outline proposal  and explain how the proposed Partnership with MoD will work.

This is an opportunity to hear at first hand what is proposed and to address the Chief Executive. This initiative will have a significant impact on the village over the next 20 years and I do hope that as many as possible will take the opportunity to hear what is planned and to have an opportunity to help shape the future of the Barracks site, a significant portion of which currently lies within the village boundary.

More background information here:

Future of St George’s Barracks

Should you have any questions or would wish to register questions in advance of the meeting please contact:

Paul Cummings, Parish Council Chair – Tel: 01780 720124 or pbgcummings@gmail.com

Future of St George’s Barracks

On 25th Sep Cllrs Cummings and Smith attended a briefing held jointly by Rutland County Council and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The aim of the meeting was to outline how the County Council and MoD intended to work in Partnership to identify the most appropriate future use of the site in line with the Councils objectives and requirements and to secure the best possible outcome for St George’s site, local communities and the wider county.

The key points raised by the Chief Executive in her introduction were:

  • The MoD decided last year that St George’s Barracks would close by 2021 – this decision at present remains extant.
  • Since then MoD and RCC have been in active discussions about the possibility of developing a Private/Private Partnership designed to maximize the potential for the site.
  • The site was a 300 Hectare Brownfield site with enormous potential in a most favorable position close to A1 / A47, and Rutland Water.

CE RCC identified the shared vision that was being developed. The intent was to create:

  • A new ‘Garden village’, – the new village would be well-designed, built to a high quality and attractive to meet local housing needs, including affordable housing.
  • A business enterprise zone
  • Leisure and recreation facilities
  • Minerals extraction

She indicated that this would be a long term project with phased development over 10-15 years. With supporting infrastructure, including roads, Utilities, Broadband etc being put in place prior to development.

The Parish Council have indicated their wish to work closely with MoD and to be able to represent the views of the villagers of North Luffenham. Helen Briggs, the Chief Executive has agreed to come to North Luffenham to present the Council’s vision to the village. Plans are being drawn up to hold this meeting on 25th or 26th October. Further details will be published in due course.

A Question and Answer brief prepared by Rutland County Council is attached.

Q&A Brief – Sep 17

PBG CUMMINGS

Chair North Luffenham Parish Council