Plans by the Metrix Consortium to create the £11bn defence training academy at the former RAF St Athan airbase have been the subject of discussions between Ministry of Defence officials and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
During a visit to South Wales, Major General Tim Inshaw and Brigadier Geoff Nield visited the Civic Offices to meet council cabinet members, including leader Cllr Margaret Alexander, and officers.
St Athan is the site proposed for the development of a defence academy for aeronautical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and communications and information systems training for the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. This is currently provided through nine locations across the UK.
Caption: Ministry of Defence officials Major General Tim Inshaw (centre) and Brigadier Geoff Nield have updated Vale of Glamorgan councillors and officers on the progress of the Metrix Consortium plans to create the £11bn defence training academy at the former RAF St Athan airbase. Also pictured are council leader Margaret Alexander, deputy leader Neil Moore (second left) and cabinet member for planning and transportation Chris Williams.
I hope that these councillors and officers will be also be prepared to meet campaigners against the military academy. They have not bothered to reply to our letters and have not given any reply to our concerns. This shown a bias in favour of the project which is unethical and in planning terms could be illegal.