Armed Forces starting to move back to Wiltshire

Armed Forces starting to move back to Wiltshire

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 5:52am 10th June 2019.

After seven years of planning, troops are heading home from Germany to Salisbury Plain.

Over 900 houses have either been built, or are close to being finished, in Ludgershall, Bulford and Larkhill for the armed forces.

They're due to all be finished by 2020 at these three sites:

  • The Plumer Estate, Ludgershall - 242 homes
  • The Corunna Estate, Bulford - 225
  • The Alanbrooke Estate, Larkhill - 450

Delivery of the homes will be achieved through an accelerated construction programme, which will see up to 26 homes finished a week at peak.

Army Housing rebasing ABP - site for new homes being built at Ludgershall Nov 2017 (Lovell)
The site in Ludgershall before building began

EXPECT AN INCREASE IN PEOPLE

4,000 service personnel will be moving to Salisbury Plain, alongside their families.

There's expected to be more removal vans on the roads in the coming weeks.

The first batch of families started to move back on the 1st June as part of the Army Basing Programme.

There is expected to be more movement in July as that will be when many of the children will finish school in Germany.

WHY SALISBURY PLAIN?

Nine locations in the United Kingdom will be the new bases for these soldiers.

Salisbury Plain will see the largest increase in troop numbers under the programme.

The government say this is because:

"It is the only place in the country that can accommodate the complex and demanding training needed to maintain operational effectiveness of the army’s 3 high readiness Reaction Force Brigades."

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