A critique of Ministry of Defence land disposal: a case study of RAF Lyneham

Latimer, Charles (2011) A critique of Ministry of Defence land disposal: a case study of RAF Lyneham. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The project discusses how the Government disposes of MoD land and how it is sold and redeveloped. The main aim is to show how the current system of land disposal is out of date and is in need of radical change, as it is not what is best for local communities and the country. It shows how the large amount of land disposals planned will give the unique opportunity to address the housing shortages in the UK and provide economic and social benefits to local communities. However, the Government is currently not using the land to its full capacity, planners are not given enough time to put the available land into regional plans and so the land is sold quickly to developers, this is a short term approach and raises questions about the quality of the development.

    The research project reviews the whole planning and legal framework on land disposal, including Treasury Rules. A number of small case studies are evaluated by their success and disposal model used. A main case study on RAF Lyneham is undertaken by realising the site as a civilian mixed use area of mainly leisure facilities (including a theme park) and whether plans to keep the base as MoD property are right for the community. A series of structured interviews are also used to aid the Lyneham case study. The approach to be used for data collection was a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 09:06
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5387

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