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Pace quickens on Beacon Barracks development

Fifteen homes a week are to be built on a military accommodation site in Stafford to ensure the project is finished by September.

More than 300 houses and a new school are being built for soldiers and their families returning to Stafford from Germany.

The £100m contract to develop Beacon Barracks, which will double the size of the military presence in the town, was announced in October 2013.

The first troops will begin to move in in the summer as the Army pulls more units out of bases in Germany, the Ministry of Defence has said.

BBC Midlands Today report Liz Copper went to see how far construction work had got.

  • 26 Feb 2015