High Court grants permission to appeal in challenge to Home Sectary’s decision to use decommissioned military sites to accommodate asylum seekers
The High Court has granted permission to appeal in a legal challenge to the Home Sectary’s decision to use decommissioned military sites to accommodate destitute asylum seekers.
In Clarke-Holland, West Lindsey District Council and Braintree District Council v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others  EWHC 3140 (Admin), the claimants sought judicial review in relation to the announcement in Parliament on 29 March 2023, by the Minister for Immigration, that the decommissioned Ministry of Defence sites at Wethersfield and Scampton are to be used to accommodate destitute asylum seekers.
Mrs Justice Thornton handed down judgment in the claim yesterday (6 December 2023), dismissing all grounds of challenge and granting the claimants’ applications for permission to appeal.
The Court has provided a Press Summary and Approved Judgment.