Having lived in both the good, the bad and the ugly MOD housing in her 20-plus years as an Army spouse, AFF’s Wiltshire Co-ordinator Carol Morris jumped at the chance of a sneak peek of the brand new development at Tidworth. Here’s what she found out…


AFTER viewing the new builds, it’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into these modern Service Families Accommodation homes. There are 322 being built as part of the Army’s basing programme, which will see many of the Salisbury Plain housing areas expanded.

Location, location, location

The setting is tranquil as the estate backs onto the ridge, which provides great walks, bike tracks and views.

It’s conveniently located off the A303 and a path will take families to the centre of Tidworth meaning supermarkets, schools, doctors and sports facilities will all be within walking distance.

Let’s go outside

All the three- and four-bedroom houses come with garages and space for two cars. There’s a mixture of semis and detached properties and if you have children, they’ll have lots of safe places to play including a couple of parks.

Gardens already have patios laid and decent fencing, one less job for when you move in!

A peek inside

Rooms appear to be a good size and wider than normal doors on the ground floor are a nice feature.

There are all the mod cons you’d expect in a new-build and all properties have two solar panels and are well insulated.

We’ll be here for you

As the Wiltshire Co-ordinator, I will continue to visit the site and will be on hand for when families start to move in, which is expected to be anytime now.

Anyone applying for SFA in the area will be entitled to live in them.

We hope this new development will live up to expectations but if you do have any issues, contact me at wiltshire@aff.org.uk

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