Developer wants to inflict 1,000-person migrant camp on Gloucestershire village, pop. 100

Developer wants to inflict 1,000-person migrant camp on Gloucestershire village, pop. 100
(Image: Reuters, Lazslo Balog via Al Jazeera)

[Ed. – Yeah, right.  The developer won’t have to live anywhere near it.]

A developer has caused outrage in a small English village with plans to create an eight acre migrant camp for 1,000 newcomers. He claims to have gotten the idea after visiting The Jungle, a notorious makeshift migrant camp on the outskirts of Calais, France.

Charlie Tull bought the disused business park in 2003, but the site has lain empty as he struggled to find a use for it. Now, having visited The Jungle in Calais, he wants to see the site converted into a “one stop shop” for migrants fleeing the Middle East, the Express has reported.

If the plans go ahead, the complex would include accommodation, recreational and educational facilities, a medical centre, and an asylum processing unit.

But the residents of nearby Littleton-upon-Severn in Gloucestershire are furious. They say the site is too isolated and that the migrants will swamp the village, which boasts just 100 residents, two churches and a pub.

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