Home Office announcement
The Home Office has announced that it is going ahead with plans to house asylum seekers in floating accommodation at Portland Port.
Our position has not changed. We still have serious reservations about the appropriateness of Portland Port in this scenario and we remain opposed to the proposals.
There are questions which the announcement does not address. We will continue to press the Home Office for answers and wait for further information.
The government has released a factsheet about the asylum seeker accommodation in Portland Port which has more details about their plan and how it will work.
You can read our latest news stories about asylum seeker accommodation in Portland Port.
We support and acknowledge the concerns of our residents and local businesses and will update our news pages with any new developments.