Cultybraggan Camp sells for £350 K

#1
Defence Estates have sold Cultybraggan Camp to the local community for £350 k. - a "fair market price"

A single large house nearby - "The Manse" at Dalginross - recently sold for £370 k.

Well done DE. Another superb bit of salesmanship on behalf of the taxpayer. I hope the National Audit Office are aware of the fine work you do ?
 
#2
Difference is you can live in house straight away! Not quite sure what the score is with Culty and the bunker, and what development restrictions / planning issues there are with it.
 
#3
Even if the camp was only available as an industrial site, sounds like DE have dropped a bollock.
 
#5
How much did the flog Chelsea Barracks for in the end?

Or Anzio Barracks (?) in Leek, a camp that would allow almost immediate use as a outdoor pursuits locations (seeinga s it was a perfect Adv Trg camp)?
 
#6
Good point, does anyone know what exactly is happening at Anzio Camp?

I thought the initial idea was for it to become a refugee centre which fell through. I assume it is now standing idle, unused and still costing money.
 
#7
"How much did the flog Chelsea Barracks for in the end"

ITR of £500m IIRC
 
#8
How much is the pile in Chelsea worth now though?

Anzio Camp is brilliant, it needs opening up again as a Adv Trg camp and for cadets.

It had everything you needed for low level AT.

Apart from soldiers who aren't on Ops, training for Ops or on POTL :p
 
#9
jim30 said:
"How much did the flog Chelsea Barracks for in the end"

ITR of £500m IIRC
DE were going to put it on the market for 250 million GBP, but then (amazingly) they had an attack of common sense and commercial acumen and asked some specialists what it was worth.

Finally sold to Candy & Candy (two rather wealthy brothers into property development) for 900 million GBP, making it one of the most expensive pieces of land in the UK. So well done DE. The only problem is of course that the money went straight to that fat **** Fat Gord our Blessed Leader.
 
#11
oldbaldy said:
It is a community buy-out. Interesting to see what they plan to do with it:
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2007/09/08/newsstory10250359t0.asp

What ever it is is going to cost a lot in the clear up.
Even a Community Buy Out is supposed to go for a decent market price. To be only worth £350k it would have to be humming with nuclear waste. As others have posted about Leek, its a ready made site for AT - complete with a nearly new kitchen set up, piles of history etc etc.

What real effort did DE make to get a real price for it? I saw no local advertising.
 

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#12
Problem is, in Sxcotland once a community has said they are interested everyone else is effectively shut out:
The Land Reform Act was implemented on June 14, 2004. Part 2 of the Act provides the opportunity for properly constituted community bodies representing rural areas in Scotland to register an interest in and buy land when it comes to be sold. The legislation provides a right to buy registered land which will contribute to the sustainable development and well-being of the local community. Once an interest is registered, the land cannot be sold without the community's interest being taken into account.
 
#15
Good buisness Cultybraggan was a dive
 
#16
Proceeds from any sale of the Defence Estate goes straight to the Crown, i.e. the Treasury so unfortunately Defence Estates have no real incentive to drive hard bargains. This point specifically was raised in a recent defence select committe report.
 
#17
I wonder if this includes the training area as well or was this just the camp nissan huts, nuclear bunker (?) and rather new assault course (well it was when I was a cadet in the late 80's) etc.

I won't miss stagging on that gate both as a Cadet and an Officer Cadet with my trusty helve pick! Shagged a couple of young fillys there as well, but that is a different thread all together.

Jimima
 
#18
Frankie Detorri....that you??
 
#19
It would make a cracking refugee camp....... don't think the locals in Comrie would be too happy though....
 
#20
chocolate_frog said:
How much did the flog Chelsea Barracks for in the end?

Or Anzio Barracks (?) in Leek, a camp that would allow almost immediate use as a outdoor pursuits locations
(seeinga s it was a perfect Adv Trg camp)?
One of my annual camps with the ACF was one of the last to use Anzio.It was a very good camp,quite modern & up to date. (and had a good bar down the
road where we had our WO & Sgt's Mess Dining In Night)

I was told by one of the MoD Plods it was being turned into a asylum center.
 

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