If Obama has his way this will be coming to a town near you…
A developer has sparked outrage in a tiny rural village over proposals to build the UK’s biggest refugee centre with capacity for up to 1,800 migrants.
The proposed refugee centre would be created in the village of Littleton-upon-Severn – which has just 100 residents.
Property developer Charlie Tull wants to convert a disused business park into a ‘one stop shop’ for people fleeing war in the Middle East.
The eight-acre site would contain accommodation, an asylum processing unit, a medical centre, recreation and educational facilities.
Residents say the site is too isolated and the influx will swamp the village, which has just two churches and a pub.
But 58-year-old Mr Tull says the site will be “completely inclusive” and those living there will have no need to leave the site and integrate with the local community.
He said: “Whether we like it or not the dam has burst a few thousand miles away and migrants are finding their way to the UK.
“The numbers are increasing, so something needs to happened – not only to deal with the existing problem but to deal with the future problem as things get worse.”
Mr Tull said a further two buildings on the site could be brought into use – boosting capacity by 800 to 1,800 during ’emergency’ situations.
“There is further capacity to house another 800 in times of peak demand, such as that we will see with the wave from Syria,” he added.