Plans to relocate hundreds of asylum seekers to a disused RAF facility in North Yorkshire have been put on hold due to a legal challenge, according to GB News.
RAF Linton-on-Ouse is expecting the first of up to 1,500 asylum applicants this week. According to GB News, a legal challenge by the local government and logistical concerns have halted the project.
According to a Home Office spokesperson, there is still a strong desire to proceed with the project.
“As we continue to work on the plan for the asylum reception centre at Linton-on-Ouse, which will be as self-sufficient as possible, we continue to listen to community feedback.”
“We maintain the site is urgently needed to provide essential asylum accommodation and will assist as we end the use of asylum seekers using hotels which are costing the taxpayer almost £5million a day.”
“Our New Plan for Immigration will fix the UK’s broken asylum system, allowing us to support those in genuine need while preventing abuse of the system and deterring illegal entry to the UK”, they stated in a statement.