In a joint statement, Councillor Richard Jackson, Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council and Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said:
“Broxtowe and Nottinghamshire, in common with the rest of the UK, does need to identify land for new housing to meet the increasing demand, especially from young people wanting to get on the housing ladder. From that perspective, the potential availability of a new site is welcome.
“However, the day that Chetwynd Barracks closes will be a sad day for Broxtowe and for Nottinghamshire.
“We value the significant contribution the barracks brings to the local economy and take huge pride in hosting such a large contingent of armed forces personnel in our area, enhancing the positive relationship between the armed services and local communities.
“We will seek to discuss the proposal with the MOD, in order to understand and assess the implications of the announcement.”