Defence unit in housing partnership

9 October 2012 The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has unveiled a new partnership with regeneration firm Inland Homes to redevelop surplus land.
Working with South Bucks District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council, the Ministry of Defence’s infrastructure arm will provide the site of its Defence School of Languages for redevelopment.

Under the plans, Inland Homes will work on the site to deliver a high quality, residentially led mixed-use development scheme on the site.

Although no location has been confirmed for the new Defence School of Languages, it will not be at Wilton Park and so the land is surplus to the DIO’s requirements.

“Future development of the Wilton Park site in Beaconsfield supports the government’s housing agenda in providing brownfield land for much-needed market and affordable housing,” explained Martin Lloyd, the DIO’s head of disposals for the south.

A public consultation on the future of the site will begin “in due course”, the DIO said.

For an in-depth look at the role of the private sector in the future of the defence estate, see our Private Army feature from the latest issue.

This page was last updated on:
21 October 2014.

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