St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham has been announced for intended disposal by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through its Better Defence Estate announcement. This is part of the MOD’s strategy to rationalise the Defence Estate.
The closure of St George’s Barracks will not come into effect until 2020/21 at the earliest, after which the site will be vacant.
In the long-term, St George’s Barracks is a government-owned brownfield site and is likely to be redeveloped.
The St George’s project is a joint initiative between the MOD, Rutland County Council and other local partners to look at possible options for the future of St George’s Barracks after the base closes in 2020/21.
The focus of this partnership is on making sure any future development at St George's is sustainable and meets local needs.
An evolving masterplan has been developed by the MOD (with the support of Rutland County Council) for the redevelopment of the site at North Luffenham as a Garden Village. The most recent iteration of the masterplan indicates a potential capacity of 2215 new homes, 14 ha of employment land, a new primary school, community facilities a local centre and a country park and heritage zone.
The Masterplan is supported by the published documents below.
- Statement of Significance, September 2018
- Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, March 2018
- Transport Assessment, April 2018
- Ecological Appraisal, April 2018
- Landscape Visual Appraisal, April 2018
- Minerals Survey, January 2018
A number of commercially sensitive documents have also been submitted to the Council to support this proposal – however, because of the nature of these documents they have not been published by the Council.
More information can be found on the stgeorgesrutland.co.uk website.