Cultybraggan Camp sells for £350 K

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  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. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Even if the camp was only available as an industrial site, sounds like DE have dropped a bollock.
  4. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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  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. 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.
  10. They sold me a house 11 years ago for 39,000, now worth 200.000 odd.
    So yes, DE do a good job.

  11. 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.
  12. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Problem is, in Sxcotland once a community has said they are interested everyone else is effectively shut out:
  13. Is the Ghost in hut 47 part of the deal????

    The place is haunted......
  14. Good buisness Cultybraggan was a dive