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Ripon Barracks: redevelopment proposals

Ripon Barracks is the first site to be progressed as part of a partnership between Homes England and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to develop surplus Ministry of Defence land across the UK.

The proposals for the redevelopment of land at Claro Barracks, Deverell Barracks and Laver Banks includes the delivery of up to 1,300 new homes, 2 hectares of employment land, commercial space, community facilities and supporting infrastructure over the next few years as the land becomes available. It is the first site to be progressed as part of a partnership between Homes England and the DIO to develop surplus Ministry of Defence land across the country.

When the Outline Planning Application is submitted, we will provide details of where the documents can be viewed.

Engagement Overview

In August 2019, Homes England, the Government’s national housing agency, and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), shared emerging draft proposals for the redevelopment of Ripon Barracks as part of pre-planning application community engagement. Engagement closed on 6 September and the feedback received helped to inform the outline planning application.

The engagement was followed up by two information events. These events provided the local community and key stakeholders the opportunity to view information about the feedback received and further information about the proposals.

Information events material

The information that was presented as part of the information events (2 and 5 October) can be downloaded using the links provided below.

Board 1: Welcome. This board presents an overview of the proposals and a timeline of project development and delivery.

Board 2: The proposals. This board gives details of the proposals, including the emerging Vision and Development Objectives, and the key components of the development.

Board 3: Site location and context. This board gives an overview of the site, showing its location and key routes in the area.

Board 4: The planning application. This board details the outline planning application process and how the redevelopment aligns to Local Planning Policy.

Board 5: Feedback from engagement (1). Boards 5 and 6 outline the feedback received from the public and stakeholder engagement that took place from June to September 2019. This board focuses on the facilities planned for the site.

Board 6: Feedback from engagement (2).This board categorises the comments received as part of the engagement into eight themes.

Board 7: Transport and connectivity (1). This board gives an overview of the approach taken to assess current transport and connectivity and a map showing existing problem areas that have been identified during our technical work. Traffic counts were carried out to inform the Transport Assessment. The details and location of these counts is available here.

Board 8: Transport and connectivity (2).This board details the proposals for mitigating the development’s impact on Ripon’s transport network. It includes responses to common suggestions made through the engagement process.

Board 9: Further Feedback. This board includes responses to common comments received through the engagement process.

Board 10: The emerging masterplan. This board sets out the emerging masterplan for the whole site.

Engagement events material

The information that was presented as part of the community engagement events (16 August to 6 September) can be downloaded using the links provided below.

Board 1: Welcome. This board gives an overview of the proposals and the planning process.

Board 2: Site location and context. This board gives details of the site, including key routes to and through it, and emerging local planning policy.

Board 3: Site opportunities and constraints. This board summarises our understanding of the existing character and surrounding area of the site.

Board 4: Vision. This board summarises the emerging Vision and Developing Objectives that have come out of engagement to date.

Board 5: Connectivity and movement. This board looks at proposed connections within the site and to nearby neighbourhoods, including routes for those with disabilities, cycling routes, walking routes, driving routes and public transport.

Board 6: Creating a new community.This board gives an overview of the proposed uses on the site, including housing, and the guidance that will inform the design’s quality and character.

Board 7: Landscape and ecology. This board looks at how the site’s existing environment will be preserved and enhanced, including provision of park, open space and facilities for exercise and sport.

Board 8: The emerging masterplan. This board sets out the emerging masterplan for the whole site.

Board 9: Summary. This board explains what will be included with the planning application, how to feedback and what will happen next.

Contact Us
Get in touch with Joanna in our consultation team:
07799 612856 joanna.vanderveen@aecom.com

Homes England & Defence Infrastructure Organisation,
c/o Joanna van der Veen, AECOM,5th Floor, 2 City Walk, Leeds, LS11 9AR, UK