The Ministry of Defence has published an update to the Defence Estate Optimisation Programme setting out new information for 33 military sites across the UK…

In order to ensure that the defence estate is fit for purpose, a 25-year strategy was published in 2016 to optimise the estate and meet future military requirements. Following detailed assessment work the outline plan has now been updated, providing clarity and certainty for personnel and communities for the next five years.

The announcement was accompanied by the confirmation that £1.5billion will be invested over the next five years to ensure that the estate meets both military objectives and the high standards required to house and support service personnel and their families. This is part of the £4billion committed in 2016 in the Better Defence Estates Programme to improve and upgrade the defence estate. (Pathfinder, 1st March 2019)

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