By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Notorious army base to become eco-town

The infamous army barracks, Deepcut in Surrey, could be sold and redeveloped as an eco-town.

The headquarters of the Royal Logistical Corps was investigated over the ‘suspicious’ deaths of four young soldiers between 1997 and 2002.

Originally treated as suicides, the deaths were later probed and, following pressure from the victims’ families, an inquiry raised concerns over the treatment of trainee soldiers.

According to a report in the Mail on Sunday, Defence Secretary Des Browne will announce this week that the base will be sold to make way for 5,000 zero-carbon homes.

When setting out his guidelines for eco-towns Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised that any surplus land on the defence estate would be redeveloped into low-carbon communities.

It is understood that Deepcut will be wound down over the next seven years, and the base, which is seen as prime real estate for commuters to London, will come under the responsibility of the new Homes and Communities Agency.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters