Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25 May 2023.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's press release entitled £173 million investment in hundreds of new homes for UK Armed Forces families, published on 16 May 2023, how many and what proportion of the new homes will be graded in each of the nine charging bands.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The £173 million investment has allowed the MOD to buy 310 brand new homes, and to acquire the freehold on a further 113 modern, high-quality homes that were previously held under bulk-lease hire arrangements due to expire in the next few years.

Each new home will require a Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) survey prior to allocation to Service Families. All new homes will be CAAS Band A, B or C which will be dependent on location (urban, intermediate, or remote).

All will be Decent Homes Plus standard, and all will have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of A or B.

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