The MP for the area around Linton-on-Ouse, where residents are fighting plans to house 1,500 male asylum seekers at the RAF base, says he completely understands the frustration over what he calls “this radio silence” from the Home Office
That’s despite their assurances to mend relationships with residents, he says.
Kevin Hollinrake adds he wants to assure constituents he is continuing to press the Government for action regarding the proposed site at Linton-on-Ouse.
Hambleton District Council is currently instructing a barrister to look into the merits of a case, given the clear lack of consultation and unsuitability of the site.
Mr Hollinrake says: “Hambleton Council has written to the Home Office to urgently request a response regarding this lack of consultation on the decision, the fact no impact assessment took place and the fact no information has been provided since.”
The MP for Thirsk and Malton added: “As I understand it, no formal response letter has been received, nor has a response to valid questions and concerns from residents sent nearly three weeks ago – this is unacceptable.
“As well as speaking once again to the Prime Minister this week, relevant ministers and the local authority,
“I have also raised the lack of engagement with the Home Secretary (Priti Patel) directly.
“I will be speaking to her advisors later today. I completely understand the frustration from the Linton community on this radio silence from the Home Office, despite their assurances to mend relationships with residents. I will continue to work with Hambleton Council, residents and other stakeholders to progress legal action.”