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Groups To Be Formed To Guide Redevelopment Of St. George’s Barracks

Date Published: 06 August 2019
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A number of sub-groups are to be established to inform and guide the future redevelopment of St. George’s Barracks. 

Members of the St. George’s Parish Council Advisory group, which is made up of Parish Council representatives from wards affected by the potential redevelopment of the site, were today (1st August 2019) offered the opportunity by Rutland County Council and the Ministry of Defence to join the groups.

The three groups will each look at: 

  • The design of the site, including developing a design code for the St. George’s project which will also support a County-wide Design Code
  • The creation of employment within the St. George’s site, including reviewing work done to date in relation to the Business and Employment Zones and looking at funding opportunities
  • Off-site Highways and Transportation infrastructure and design, including reviewing work done to date and undertaking a local survey on current transport routes 

Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council, and Councillor Gordon Brown, Deputy Leader of Rutland County Council, will chair the groups. 

A Ward member from a local ward will be invited to represent all affected wards, three representatives from the Parish Council Advisory Group have been invited to join the groups, and strategic advice will be provided by key officers from Rutland County Council and invited consultant advisors.

The feedback and findings of these groups will then be provided to the Ministry of Defence to inform the development of a more detailed ‘Evolving Masterplan’ for St. George’s Barracks.

“Our Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Defence was implemented to ensure the residents of Rutland inform the future vision for the St. George’s Barracks site. To date, this has helped shape the current version of the ‘Evolving Masterplan’, which has been developed with the feedback of local people. Now, we are at the point where we are starting to consider the detailed elements of the site, and it is important that our residents’ and interested parties views continue to inform the future direction of this important site."
Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council

Once representatives from the Parish Councils have been identified, it is anticipated that the groups will start to meet in the autumn. 

St. George’s Barracks is due to close in 2022, which has led to an Evolving Masterplan being developed by the MOD for a new Garden Community that would include up to 2,215 new homes, space for new businesses, a new primary school, healthcare facilities and a country park.

For further information and to read the terms of reference for the sub-groups visit the St Georges Site.

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