The Ministry of Defence announced yesterday that it will be releasing twelve sites in high value parts of the country for housing, with the profits to be re-invested in the armed forces.

It is believed that the release will provide land for a further 15,000 new homes -  forming just over 9% of the governments target of building 160,000 new homes by 2020.

The twelve sites in question are:

  • Kneller Hall in Twickenham
  • Claro and Deverell barracks in Ripon
  • RAF sites Molesworth and Alconbury in Cambridgeshire, and Mildenhall in Suffolk.
  • Lodge Hill in Kent
  • Craigiehall in Edinburgh
  • HMS Nelson Wardroom in Portsmouth
  • Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire
  • RAF Barnham in Suffolk
  • MOD Feltham in London