Working closely with DIO, HLM were asked to join the debate and present ideas and land-use solutions that would help transform St Georges Barracks to align with their vision for a more modern and sustainable estate.
Central to the evolving vision is the positive addition St George’s Barracks must make to the local community and Rutland economy.
The DIO’s requirement is to reduce the defence estate by 30% as part of a wider £5.1Bn investment in a more modern and sustainable estate. The closure of St George’s Barracks along with many other historic airfields in Britain presents a unique range of challenges.
Central to progressing the correct vision has been extensive public and stakeholder consultation. Through these initial engagements and in promotion of a new Local Plan, HLM have facilitated the debate and presentation of ideas and land-use solutions that would transform this strategic site. Central to the evolving vision is the positive addition St George’s Barracks must make to the local community and Rutland economy. Incorporating a distinctive character that aligns with the surrounding villages look and feel has been a key principle of our ongoing work.
The priority is to develop much-needed new housing for the area, creating a benchmark for high-quality design and ensuring biodiversity through the retention of trees and the introduction of new areas of publicly accessible green space.