DIO Sec-Sec PBFOI
Mr M Pritchard
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
+44 (0)121 311 2241
+44 (0)121 311 3809 E-mail:
27 June 2012
Dear Mr Pritchard Request for Information: Fencing at Chalgrove
Thank you for your enquiry dated 4 June 2012. This was passed to the Defence Infrastructure
Organisation (DIO), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) body responsible for managing the defence
estate and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.
You asked how much the work cost to replace the fencing at the small plot of land on the Western
end of Chalgrove village, and why this expenditure was necessary.
I can confirm that the MOD holds no information that falls within the scope of your request.
I have been advised that the former RAF Chalgrove was leased to Martin Baker Aircraft Company
Ltd by way of a 99 year lease with effect from 25 March 1964. I understand that the land in
question forms part of this lease, and so consequentially the fencing works were carried out by the
tenant, at their cost, not the MOD’s.
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of your request, then you should contact me in the first instance. If informal resolution is not
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