Homes England and the Ministry of Defence

Homes England and MoD announce plans for 1,300 new homes in Ripon

Homes England and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have announced plans for 1,300 new homes to be developed in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Homes England will work in partnership to develop the plans for housing as well as commercial space on Claro and Deverell Barracks.

Homes England is currently planning a series of community engagement events for later this summer following an initial event with stakeholders to discuss a vision for the future of the site.

“We are working hard to define our master plan for Ripon Barracks and are keen to work with the community to ensure we are addressing the needs of the local area,” said Marie Kiddell, head of public sector land at Homes England.

“Following the community engagement events, we will be working with DIO towards submission of a planning application later this year.”

Catherine Davies, head of estates at DIO, added: “The MoD has an ongoing commitment to invest in a more fit-for-purpose defence estate that will better support the armed forces’ future needs. 

“This brings an exciting opportunity to deliver benefits to the local community on the Ripon Barracks site once it becomes surplus.”

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