Concerns garden village on St George's Barracks site could 'overwhelm' the area

Campaigners say plans for a new garden village on the St George's Barracks site are badly thought out - and could "overwhelm" local services.

Rutland County Council want up to 3,000 homes built there when the Ministry of Defence leaves the site in 2020 or 2021.

However a number of locals are now putting together a document outlining their objections to the proposed 'garden village'.

They fear the homes, which they claim aren't needed for the area, could put too much pressure on local services.

They claim GPs, shops and the local emergency services could be stretched even further by the amount of people who could move to the area.

The Ministry of Defence and Rutland County Council are working on a masterplan for the area, so it isn't currently known exactly what could be built on the site.

Its thought development could be 'phased', with new homes and services being built over the next 10 to 15 years.

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