[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.