Fri May 17, 2019 7:43 pm
I've outlined my theory beforetimes and I'm happy to run it up the flagpole once more.
The obvious place for Marshalls to relocate is Mildenhall. Just a few miles down the A14, loads of space for them with some spare to develop industrial units to lease out, maybe even some for housing, in excess of the existing base housing that is to be vacated.
The timescale for the USAFE exit is slipping back and will maybe reach... Oh, let me think... Ten years?
Marshalls have consistently denied any interest whatsoever on a site where they already have placed a facility. Now if I were anticipating a bargaining session with the MOD I'm pretty sure I wouldn't up front say "Ideally we'd move to Mildenhall" That would be rather kicking the legs from under your negotiators. I'd probably pick the three nearest options, however unlikely (Duxford anyone) and put about how all these wonderful, local opportunities beckon.
"But, Mr MOD, if the price was right I suppose we could overcome all the difficulties and think about Mildenhall..."
Those around in ten years, see if I'm right.
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in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell-