Famous military base set to be transformed

033108_ROUSSILLON (RH) 24/6/03''Royal Military Police training barracks and museum at the Roussillon Barracks, Broyle Road, Chichester.''PICTURE: MICHAEL SCADDAN (033108-)
033108_ROUSSILLON (RH) 24/6/03''Royal Military Police training barracks and museum at the Roussillon Barracks, Broyle Road, Chichester.''PICTURE: MICHAEL SCADDAN (033108-)
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A HISTORIC army barracks is set to be transformed into a 252-home development.

Chichester District Council has now given the green light to the redevelopment of the former Roussillon Barracks, in Chichester.

The site was once a base for the Royal Military Police.

The project is being led by developer Zero C, in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency.

Forty per cent of the new homes will be affordable.

Hugo Reeve, director at Zero C, said: ‘We are delighted to now be in a position to actually deliver a high quality and sustainable new neighbourhood, which will reconnect a previously closed area back into the surrounding community, while respecting its military and local heritage.’

Ken Glendinning, head of area for Sussex at the HCA, said: ‘We have worked closely with Zero C to develop a redundant military site in the heart of Chichester that now respects the history of the town and Roussillon Barracks.

‘However, it also looks to the future, transforming a brownfield site into a new development of the highest environmental quality and standards.’

The first phase of construction is for 50 homes the north-west corner of the site off Broyle road, behind the Keep.

Demolition starts this month, with construction beginning in June.