Asylum Group Warned Over Plans
December 27, 2002
The support group responsible for housing of asylum seekers has been warned over plans to use a country manor as accommodation. North Hykeham and Sleaford MP Douglas Hogg has written demanding answers over the plans for Caythorpe Court near Sleaford. The house has been bought by the Angel Group plc which has been approached by the National Asylum Seekers’ Support Service seeking accommodation. Mr Hogg has warned the NASSS that any application for the housing of asylum seekers will be “vigorously opposed by the local community”. He recommended that the service find a “more appropriate” site. He is now waiting for a response to a list of questions he has sent to the NASSS. Among his inquiries are a request for details on the number of asylum seekers that would be based at Caythorpe Court, their origins and how long they would stay for. Mr Hogg’s letter follows a heated public meeting of more than 200 residents in which an action group was formed to fight the plans.