Statement in response to the Royal Citadel announcement

In response to the news that the MoD is seeking to dispose of the Royal Citadel, Council Leader Ian Bowyer, said: “While we understand the need for the MOD to ensure its estate provides best value for the taxpayer we will obviously be very concerned to see that 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery remain in Plymouth.

“We will be seeking urgent reassurances from the MOD and Government ministers about this.

“We will be also be impressing on them the need to fully involve us in planning the future of the Royal Citadel.”