Meeting on army move plans

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PEOPLE can hear the latest proposals on relocating army families to the Salisbury Plain area at a meeting being held later this month.

As part of the Army’s Basing Programme, an additional 4,300 military personnel and their families will move to Wiltshire by 2020.

A meeting will be hosted by Tidworth Area Board at the Tidworth Garrison Theatre on May 28 where the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will present the plans and answer questions, alongside representatives from the army and Wiltshire Council.

Cllr Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “This meeting is the latest step in ensuring our communities are kept fully informed about developments so we are ready for the changes ahead. “Our partnership working with the DIO and Army has been key in all of this work and we will continue to engage with communities to ensure that we have the services in place for the whole community so that army families feel welcome and we maximise on the economic opportunities that the rebasing brings.”

The meeting will start at 7pm and will include a presentation on the masterplan including the changes resulting from the public consultation which was held between February 19 and April 1.

People can view the masterplan document at gov.uk/dio and at Salisbury, Tidworth, Ludgershall, Amesbury and Durrington libraries until June 17.

DIO will submit the final masterplan to Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee in July.

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