900 homes on Salisbury Plain given the go-ahead

MORE than 900 army homes on Salisbury Plain were given the green light today as part of plans to bring thousands of troops home from Germany.

It is the culmination of nearly three years of talks to move 4,700 soldiers and their families to Wiltshire by 2020.

The 917 houses in Bulford, Ludgershall and Larkhill will cost £250m and represent the biggest chunk of the building planned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).