MoD confirms marketing site for RAF Scampton Sale

Home of the Red Arrows display team will be up for sale by the end of next year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

The sale date of RAF Scampton has been verified in a letter to Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh.

In the letter, Minister of State for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin said his office had been working with West Lindsey District Council to deliver a future for the site that “provides the greatest benefit for the local community”.

He also confirmed that an “ambitious plan that utilises the whole site” was being considered, said the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Two years ago today it was announced that RAF Scampton would close and as a consequence the Red Arrows would be relocated.

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Mr Quin added the ability of the Red Arrows to continue training in the airspace above Scampton once it was redeveloped would depend on the scale and nature of the development.

He said in those circumstances the RAF would work with the Civilian Aviation Authority to “explore alternative airspaces in Lincolnshire to allow the Red Arrows to continue to train in the airspace above the county from their new base at RAF Waddington”.

A campaign has been launched to preserve the history of the site and the Save Scampton group would like to see it run by a charitable trust and transformed into a heritage centre.

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