Below are details of an invite only workshop which will consider the future of Redford Barracks. I have ensured that community interests are well represented at the event – we should see everyone from Community Councils to Parent Councils & GPs there!
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has stated that Redford Barracks is to close by 2022 as part of a wider rationalisation of the MOD estate. The nearby Dreghorn Barracks will remain open, with some of the functions from Redford Barracks being relocated there. Council officers have been engaging with the MOD to support the development of a masterplan that could transform the Redford Barracks site into a successful, sustainable residential-led community.
This placemaking workshop will focus on the surrounding communities of Redford, Colinton and Oxgangs, and look at opportunities which may arise from the redevelopment of Redford Barracks, seeking to agree a view on how this area could be different. The workshop outcomes will inform future investment planning in the local area, including both the brief for the Redford Barracks site masterplan and the Council’s City Plan 2030.
The first part of the workshop will explore the key issues and priorities in the wider Redford, Colinton and Oxgangs area, both from a Council service provision and community stakeholder perspective. This will include considering how people currently view the area, and what would make the area better.
The second part of the workshop will focus on placemaking scenarios and consider opportunities that the redevelopment of the barracks will offer around a number of different themes e.g. housing, transport, amenities, services, environment. This will identify opportunities for shared investment and community-led aspirations for the site which will inform future plans for the area, including the redevelopment of the Redford Barracks site.