Britain’s government are to dump a minimum of it’s 500 asylum seekers at a site in Andover
The site earmarked is The MoD facility is just off the A303, near Barton Stacey.
Work is planned in the new year to start setting up the facility.
The decision has left locals appalled at the choice of the venue.
Former Andover headmaster Mr Gareth Hughes told Global247news this morning: ” This will just bring mass crime to the town of Andover, this choice of venue needs the people of Andover to object and heavily” he said.
Cllr Phil North has set up a petition against the proposal, calling it “bad news”, adding that “putting these individuals up in temporary buildings akin to an open prison is the wrong accommodation in the wrong location”.
The Home Office has proposed the portacabin style accommodation will be erected on the site, which is immediately south of the A303 at the Barton Stacey turn-off.
The short-term facility will house at least 500 asylum seekers primarily from Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Eritrea who arrived in the UK via boat, according to Cllr North.
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