Last bids for Browndown site are being considered

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BIDDING for a disused Ministry of Defence training camp has ended.

The Browndown camp, in Gosport, was put up for sale last year.

Potential buyers are now being evaluated after bidding ended on December 17.

Tony Moran, from Defence Estates, the agency which sells off redundant MoD land, said: 'Best and final offers for Browndown camp have been received and are now being evaluated.

'We expect to have a preferred bidder next week, but their details must remain confidential until completion of the deal, which is expected before the end of this financial year.'

The deadline for bids to be received had to be extended by two weeks after difficulties arranging site visits.

The Browndown site is in an area of archaeological interest and is part of the strategic gap - the area of land from the shoreline up to the Alver Valley.

The training areas to the north and south of the site will still be used by the MoD.

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