The UK government will sell off 56 more defence sites by 2040, the defence secretary has told MPs.
Sir Michael Fallon said the sale of the sites – part of a review of Ministry of Defence land – was in addition to the sale of 35 MoD sites that had previously been announced.
Unions called the plans “brutal” and promised to fight the closures.
But Sir Michael said it would deliver better value for money and release enough land to build 55,000 homes.
It is estimated that about £140m will be saved over the next decade by selling off the sites, which Sir Michael said would be reinvested in creating “areas of military expertise” in locations across the country.
More than 32,000 acres of defence land will be released, including 10 surplus airfields and five golf courses.
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