Northeye Update – 13 June 2023

Rother District Council is pleased to confirm that its application to intervene in an appeal by Braintree District Council was successful on 9th June 2023.

Braintree is appealing to the Court of Appeal over a plan for an asylum centre at Wethersfield Airfield. Braintree’s appeal relates to an injunction against the Home Office over this proposal. The Court of Appeal dealt with the appeal at a hearing on 12 June 2023.

Rother’s application means the Court, when dealing with the Braintree case, will now also take into account the proposal for an asylum centre at Northeye in Bexhill in its decision.

Councillor Doug Oliver, Leader of Rother District, said: “It’s good news that we’ve been successful with our intervention in the Braintree case. The court will now have information relating to the Northeye site when considering the legal arguments in the Braintree case. The outcome of the Braintree case is important as it will impact on the Home Office’s approach to planning requirements in relation to the Northeye site. We now await the decision of the court with interest.”

You can find all our communication relating to the Northeye proposals on our dedicated Northeye webpage

Published: 13th June 2023

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