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New homes for military families at RAF Brize Norton

Plans for near nearly 500 houses for military families moving to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire have been given the official go-ahead.

West Oxfordshire District Council approved plans as part of a scheme to build around 800 properties at Carterton.

They will house personnel relocating from RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire which is due to close.

All the properties are expected to be finished by 2016.

Around 2,500 military staff will make the move from Lyneham, along with 65 civilians and up to 1,000 contract workers.

It brings the total number of service personnel based in Oxfordshire to nearly 11,000.

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