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Views sought on future of Deepcut

Deepcut barracks
Deepcut barracks is to be sold for housing after 2013

People living near the controversial Deepcut barracks in Surrey are being consulted on how the site should be used when the Army leaves in 2013.

The Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) is to leave the Princess Royal Barracks, near Camberley, in four years' time as part of a UK-wide overhaul of army training.

The government said last year the site had been judged suitable for housing.

Now Surrey Heath Borough Council is circulating questionnaires to residents to help shape the future of the site.

Deepcut, where four soldiers died in shooting incidents between 1995 and 2002, has been the home of the RLC since is formation in 1993.

Suicide verdict

Ptes Geoff Gray, of Seaham, Co Durham, Sean Benton, 20, of Hastings, East Sussex, James Collinson, 17, of Perth, and Cheryl James, 18, of Llangollen, Denbighshire, all died of bullet wounds at the training base in separate incidents.

Inquests into the deaths recorded a verdict of suicide in Pte Benton's case and open verdicts for the other three.

After the barracks close, the Ministry of Defence will retain adjacent training areas and service family accommodation.

Surrey Heath said it was in the early stages of considering how the released site could be used for new development.

It said it wanted to hear from people who lived, worked and shopped in Deepcut.

Questionnaires must be returned by 29 May.

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