The leader of Rutland County Council says the St. George's Barracks development is a 'great chance' for the future.
That's despite fears it could put too much pressure on services.
Last week we talked to parish councillors in North Luffenham and Edith Weston who are worried the development of up to 3,000 homes could 'overwhelm' the area.
Councillor Oliver Hemsley says he wants to work with local people to make sure the project works and has promised to make sure local services can cope.
He told Rutland Radio that they want the right mix of housing - with a good number of affordable homes for younger people wanting to remain in the county.
He's also told us the county needs to look '50 years ahead' when it comes to developing the site, as it it may take several decades to fully utilize the former base.