Priti Patel MP robustly opposes the Weathersfield Special Development Order

Published on 27th March 2024 Published in General News

Witham MP Priti Patel is opposing the Government’s plans to grant itself planning permission to continue to use the former RAF Wethersfield site for large-scale asylum accommodation for another three years. The Government have tabled a Special Development Order (SDO) statutory instrument, which is set to come into force on …

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Priti Patel blasts government’s ‘secretive’ five-year plan to house asylum seekers on RAF base

Published on 14th August 2023 Published in Local News

Former home secretary Priti Patel has accused the government of being “secretive about its intentions” to house asylum seekers  on a former military base.  Ministers claim that accommodating 1,700 migrants at RAF Wethersfield in Essex  will be cheaper than hotels, but a leaked Home Office memo showed that “value for …

Priti raises Wethersfield concerns in Parliament

Published on 16th June 2023 Published in Local News

During a general debate on migration in the House of Common (15.06.23), the Witham MP Priti Patel has raised concerns about the Government’s plans to use Wethersfield to accommodate asylum seekers. The site is currently the subject of a legal challenge, although the Home Office are continuing to prepare the site for it to …

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