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Proposals for redevelopment at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks site

Homes England and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation are working in partnership to bring forward plans for the redevelopment of land at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, as a healthy and sustainable new community. In 2020 the site was allocated for redevelopment as a new settlement by South Kesteven District Council in their Local Plan.

Our proposals include:
  • up to 4,000 new homes
  • a new Village Hub with retail, community and commercial facilities
  • up to 8 hectares of employment generating use
  • extensive parkland and woodland areas
  • new schools
  • opportunities for sport, recreation and community food growing
  • improved pedestrian and cycling links
Between 21st May and 25th June 2021, we held a 5-week public consultation to explain our proposals and invite views from the local community. The consultation was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The consultation period has now closed and we’re currently reviewing the feedback we received. Later this summer, we will provide a summary of the feedback we received and how it has influenced the proposals. We will also update the FAQ page of the website to answer your common questions and queries.

We want to be accessible to all. If you need any of the consultation documents produced in a different format, please let us know.

The draft masterplan

The draft masterplan provides an indicative layout for the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks site and highlights the layout and location of key elements, such as schools, open spaces and the village hub, key access points and road layouts.

All of the feedback received in relation to the masterplan will be carefully considered and used to help us develop our proposals further. Once complete, the masterplan will be incorporated into an outline planning application to take the redevelopment forward and help meet our aspirations for the future of the site.

Approach to trees

From the consultation feedback so far we understand there is a lot of interest in the tree plantation on site and how it might be affected by the redevelopment proposals. Whilst a number of the smaller trees within the extensive plantation area on the airfield will need to be removed to accommodate the proposals, other areas of woodland and biodiverse habitats will be created as part of the development. These new habitats will be more valuable to native species and will benefit the natural environment. We are keen to work with all stakeholders to make this a community with woodland and open space at its heart and are seeking their views as part of the ongoing consultation. You can find more information on our approach to trees here.

Virtual exhibition

Click the image below to open up the consultation presentation in a slideshow.

Click here to download the information as a PDF document

Contact us

The consultation period has now closed. If you have a specific query or question you can:

  • Write to us at 'Freepost PWGB CONSULTATION’ (the address must be written in capital letters and you do not need to use a stamp)
  • Email us at

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About us

Homes England is the Government's housing accelerator and is responsible for ensuring more people in England have access to better homes in the right places.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for defence, supporting the armed forces to enable militray capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Timeline & next steps

We will carefully consider any suggestions, comments or concerns that have been raised and use them to shape the proposals where appropriate.

Following the public consultation, we will provide an update summarising the feedback we receive and how it has been used to shape the proposals.

We intend to submit an outline planning application to South Kesteven District Council later in 2021.

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