military families

Over 300 homes built for military families

The government has opened 322 new homes for military families in Tidworth, Wiltshire.

The Ashdown Estate has been developed with families in mind with three- and four-bedroom homes built around large green spaces and areas for children to play.

“The defence estate is where our serving personnel live, work and train,” said Guto Bebb, minister for defence procurement.

“It’s not just a place to live, but a community and it is essential that our armed forces families can feel at home wherever they are posted.

“That is why I am proud to support this new development of first-class homes for those who sacrifice the most for our nation.”

The completion of these homes follows a successful period for the Army Basing Programme.

It has invested over £1bn in Salisbury Plain to accommodate the 4,000 troops and their families returning from Germany by 2019.

The Ministry of Defence will also provide over 1,300 new homes, 2,600 beds for single soldiers and almost 250 commercial buildings, such as offices, garages, workshops and mess facilities.

“This investment shows our commitment in providing modern, first-class accommodation for our service personnel and their families,” said Major General Richard Wardlaw, director of basing and infrastructure.

“I hope all living on the Ashdown Estate enjoy their new homes and also benefit from the investment ‘behind the wire’ providing new working and training facilities.”

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