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Ashchurch Central Vehicle Depot, nr Tewkesbury to be sold

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The rumours have been around for a while but it was confirmed on Mon 25/3/2013 that its to be sold...

 

MINISTRY of Defence chiefs will sell off their Ashchurch base, it has been revealed.

More than 2,000 new homes could be built at the site after the Government confirmed the sale yesterday.

 

Armed Forces Minister Andrew Robathan announced the military would be withdrawing from the transportlb_icon1.png depot facilities, which is also home to the Army's bomb disposal team.

It is currently home to 625 civilians and 29 military staff. The MoD would not confirm numbers of redundancies, nor a timescale for the base to close.

 

Mr Robathan said the base was coming to the end of its life, and would need extensive refurbishment to stay in use.

The number of vehicleslb_icon1.png it houses had also been reduced due to military cutbacks.

However, the minister indicated a small number of buildings could be kept if this made economic sense.

The site has space for up to 2,100 properties.

In a ministerial statement, Mr Robathan said: "The MoD Ashchurch site is currently the central MoD hub for vehicleicon1.png operations.

"However, the Ashchurch Depot facilities are coming to the end of their life span and parts of the site are no longer used.

"The facilities would need extensive renewal to continue effective operation, while the vehicle numbers that the site supports are reducing as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

"The MoD is reviewing a number of vehicle basing options and has identified opportunities for greater efficiency from relocating facilities, rather than investing in the infrastructureicon1.png at the site. Consequently, MoD will be withdrawing from the site entirely unless retention of a small number of specific buildings proves better value for money.

"This site has the potential capacity for up to 2,100 new homes.

"A public consultation has been conducted so that wider views and opinions can be taken into account in any future development.

"Service and civilian personnel at the affected locations will be briefed; we will also engage with the trades unions where appropriate.

"This work will now be taken into detailed planning."

 

Source: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Ashchurch-military-base-sold-Ministry-Defence/story-18521166-detail/story.html#ixzz2Ofht4FVO

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When I was in the army (77-83)

Ashchurch used to be the depot for C Vehicles. - Plant

Ludgershall was A Vehicles

 

Which depot catered for B vehicles?

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If thats the base i think it it is,havent they just refurbed all the asbestos clad units to nicet new tin,only to demolish them?

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Perhaps they could move all the vehicles to Ludgershall. There's been a nice empty site there for years! :-)

 

Andy

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When I was in the army (77-83)

Ashchurch used to be the depot for C Vehicles. - Plant

Ludgershall was A Vehicles

 

Which depot catered for B vehicles?

 

There was also a depot at Ruddington, Notts until about the 1980s.

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There was also a depot at Ruddington, Notts until about the 1980s.

 

I got the impression Ruddington was a disposal site.

I took some vehicles there in 82 that were up for auction.

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l think you my be thinking of 72 B VEHICLE DEPOT at MARKET HARBOROUGH which is near to RUDDINGTON

I have to admit I don't know what Ruddington's function was, just that it held B Vehs, so it may well have been disposals. Steve.

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l think you my be thinking of 72 B VEHICLE DEPOT at MARKET HARBOROUGH which is near to RUDDINGTON

 

Evening Wally the distance between Ruddington and Market Harborough is actually 50 miles.

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EVENING JOHN

l could have said CASTLE DONINGTON 71 BVD 12 .7 MILES from ruddington but it was the first one that came in

to my head because we use to do one drop ruddington one pick up market harborough on the same run did that for

6 months

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STEVE

RUDDINGTON was mainly disposals of B AND C VEHICLES ASHCHURCH was 12 B VEHICLE DEPOT

 

Wally, thanks for the info and apologies for the delay; I've been away for a few days. All the best. Steve.

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