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Military Bases: Long Marston

Defence written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of John Maples John Maples Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Royal Engineer Depot at Long Marston was sold; what price was received; and whether there was a development uplift clause in the sale contract under which a portion of any gain in value from a grant of planning permission is to be paid to the public purse.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

holding answer 6 May 2008

The Central Engineer Resource Depot was sold in November 2004 for just over £11 million.

The contract contains a clawback clause whereby if enhanced development worth more than £12 million is given planning approval within 20 years of the date of sale, the Ministry of Defence will receive 50 per cent. of any uplift in value.

Does this answer the above question?

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