The Defence training estate provides the armed forces with 220,000 hectares of varied terrain across the UK. The nature of these environments with their uninterrupted spaces, winding roads, ancient monuments, mock villages and tranquil settings makes it an ideal asset for further income from other industries.

The extensive use of land for the film and television industry, motorsports, product testing and local hobby clubs has generated a revenue of over £5 million and highlighted the earning potential of the huge amount of military and government owned land.