Ministry of Defence to Close Arborfield Garrison


The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Arborfield Garrison, near Wokingham in Berkshire will close. Plans for 3,500 houses on the site and areas to the south and west have been in place for 18 months.
The site will be for sale by 2015 as part of a government defence review on troop redeployment and disbandment.

Campaigner Martin Rutter said it was an “unwanted development” that could bring around 7,000 cars to the area.

Wokingham councillor Angus Ross said he was “delighted to have some certainty” that the garrison will close.

The housing development is part of a masterplan to build 10,000 homes over the next 20 years at four main sites in Wokingham borough.

August 10, 2011 |

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