Northeye Update – 15 June 2023

A statement from our Leader, Councillor Doug Oliver

We understand that residents and businesses remain anxious to know more regarding the Home Office’s proposal to accommodate up to 1,200 single male asylum seekers at the Northeye site in Bexhill.

Today, the Home Office has informed us that they have amended their Bexhill Factsheet and taken out the original proposal of opening in September 2023.  You can see the latest version of the Factsheet here: (Factsheet: Bexhill asylum accommodation (accessible) – GOV.UK (

The Council continues to press the Home Office for information and on 7 June, our Legal team formally wrote to the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman MP, seeking further information and assurances about the future use of the Northeye site.

We will continue to explore all legal options available to us and will continue to stress to the Home Office the importance of keeping residents updated on their asylum centre plans for Northeye. In the meantime, we are continuing to work with our multi-agency partners to prepare if plans go ahead and we will continue to keep residents updated when we know more.

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

Published: 15th June 2023

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