AN IDYLLIC English tourist hamlet is set to be over-run by thousands of male migrants from Calais after the Government announced plans for an asylum seeker centre.
The beautiful hamlet of Earnley near Chichester, could house thousands of male migrants from Calais
Shockingly the men – largely from war-torn and morally corrupt nations in east Africa and some parts of the Middle East – will OUTNUMBER the horrified villagers.
Residents of the tiny hamlet – which has about 70 homes, one church and no shops – are concerned the arrival of the men will put their safety at risk.
Earnley is near Chichester, the UK’s smallest city
Mon, December 7, 2015 The Jungle refugee camp in Calais, France.
Flyers from concerned residents were distributed around Earnley
“You just can’t drop a community of that size, which will keep changing, on us.
“It’s a nice area with quite big houses and a fair bit of money, but what will happen to house prices. People won’t be able to sell and if the people are there just three to 19 days how many are they expecting to come in?”
The idyllic village only has 150 residents
A Home Office spokesman said: “We can confirm that one of our contractors (Clearsprings) has submitted a planning application for a change of use for a site near Chichester.
“We await the council’s decision on the application.”
He said decisions on where to house asylum seekers was down to individual contractors, who bear the cost.
“The site is not part of the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, under which 20,000 people who have fled from Syria are being brought from the region over the next five years to be given refuge in the UK.
“If someone is found not to need our protection, we expect them to leave the country voluntarily. Where they do not, we will seek to enforce their departure.”