RAF base to close

RAF Stanbridge will be closing in March 2013 the Ministry of Defence has confirmed this week.

The base in Astral Avenue, Leighton, currently occupied by IT specialists, will then be put up for sale.

A MOD spokesman said: “We can confirm that RAF Stanbridge will close in 2013. Future plans for the site are still under consultation.”

The closure was mentioned briefly at Leighton-Linslade Town Council’s meeting of the planning committee on Wednesday evening at the White House. Central Beds Council planning officer David Hale had said that his council were aware of the land and its possible uses.

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