Dispute envelops plan to build centres

The Home Office contested two councils’ objections this week to
its plans to build accommodation centres for asylum seekers on land
in their areas.

Last month, Cherwell and Rushcliffe Councils refused to support
the Home Office’s planning proposals to build accommodation centres
at Bicester in Oxfordshire and Newton in Nottinghamshire.

The Government Offices for the South East and East Midlands will
now decide whether to hold public inquiries into the disputes.

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