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 2022, after which the site will be vacant.
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 Community. 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 a range of evidence reports including a number of commercially sensitive documents which have not been published by the Council.
More information can be found on the stgeorgesrutland.co.uk website.