WEB VOTE: Should the Claro Barracks site be used for a housing development?

21 Engineers giving the salute on Market Place. (S)
21 Engineers giving the salute on Market Place. (S)

In the wake of the controversial Ministry of Defence announcement to close Claro Barracks in 2017, Ripon MP Julian Smith has pledged to rally the city together to fight future economic hardship in the city.

But we are asking you: what would be the best way to use the site when the 21 Engineer Regiment and their families vacate Ripon for the Catterick Garrison?

One Ripon resident told the Gazette this week a good use for the site would be to build new houses for the city. What do you think?

Should the Claro Barracks site be turned into a housing development?