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New Defence Secretary Announces Military Housing Investment

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a £250 million investment...

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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a £250 million investment to build new homes for Service personnel and their families on Salisbury Plain.

The plan will reportedly see 1,000 new homes built in three locations across Salisbury Plain, the British Army’s largest training area in the UK.

The locations for the new housing are Bulford, Larkhill and Ludgershall, and are designed to provide housing for troops and their families relocating from Germany.

Work on the new homes, which are being built under the Army Basing Programme (ABP), is expected to be completed in May 2020.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said of investment:

“Service families make an immense contribution to our country and I’m delighted to announce this £250 million funding for new homes to welcome our troops relocating from Germany.”

Whilst Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood said:

“This boost to the area will provide a close-knit community for Armed Forces and their families for years to come.”

The new housing will come in the form of three and four-bedroom accommodation, and bungalows- some of which will be adapted for those with special needs.

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