Last Updated: Monday 9th October 2023
Statement from Cllr Doug Oliver, Leader of Rother District Council
It is our understanding that the Government’s purchase of the Northeye site has been completed.
It is disappointing that neither Rother District Council nor local residents were informed by the Home Office of this important change, despite the commitment made to keep all stakeholders informed.
No final decision has been taken to use the site. We will continue to push the Home Office to provide more information on their proposals to use the site as a centre for people seeking asylum so that we can provide further reassurance to residents.
We remain committed to seeking to ensure that any use of the Northeye site is lawful and acceptable and that the views of the local community are heard by all bodies responsible for making decisions.
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