The Ministry of Defence intends to reduce significantly, the number of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) properties currently unoccupied through the Void Reduction Plan. This will be achieved via a combination of the following measures:
Continuing to sub-let SFA for which there is a known long-term Defence requirement, with the aim of achieving around 3,000 sublets across 100 Defence sites;
The release of more than 200 SFA currently supplied through Bulk Lease Hire and Private Finance Initiative arrangements;
Demolishing 680 SFA, which are no longer required.An annual handback of at least 500 SFA per year to Annington Homes from FY 2019-20 until FY 2026-27 enabled by the Defence Estate Optimisation Programme.