West Lindsey District Council is disappointed with the outcome of today’s hearing, however, without these proceedings the Home Office would not have provided the undertaking not to move asylum seekers onto the site until after 3 July.
There was recognition of the significance of the site and the damage to the £300m investment plan caused by the Home Office’s proposals, we even learnt that senior civil servants made a firm recommendation to the Minister in February not to progress with proposals for accommodating asylum seekers at RAF Scampton.
Today was only the interim relief hearing ahead of the full judicial review. We now await timescales for the judicial review hearing.
The council has also applied to intervene in the court of appeal proceedings with Braintree District Council.
We will continue to review our legal options moving forwards.