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New Monstrous Barge Set To House Migrants At Portland Port

Kallum Gethins

ByKallum Gethins

Apr 4, 2023
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The UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, is facing a potential legal challenge over her proposal to house migrants on a floating accommodation barge. The proposed site for this accommodation is Portland Port, which is opposed by the Tory-run Dorset Council. The local Conservative MP, Richard Drax, has stated that they will explore all possible avenues to prevent this from happening.

The use of a floating accommodation barge has been proposed as a way to house migrants while their asylum claims are being processed. However, the proposal has been met with opposition due to concerns over the suitability of the site and the impact it may have on the local community.

The legal challenge against the Home Secretary’s plan is still in the early stages, but it highlights the ongoing debate surrounding the UK’s approach to immigration and the treatment of migrants. The situation will continue to be monitored closely as it develops.

The layout of barge is set in motion here with a layout plan proposing 500 migrants can use this space even though we’ve only counted 222 rooms.



Portland Port has been chosen by the Home Office to serve as a site for a migrant barge. The decision has been met with mixed reactions, with Dorset Council expressing serious concerns about the suitability of the location for this facility.

While the Home Office has not yet released any specific details about the migrant barge, it is expected to serve as a temporary accommodation for asylum seekers as they await processing. Portland Port, which is located in the county of Dorset, has been chosen as one of several sites across the UK to house these facilities.

Despite this, Dorset Council has voiced concerns about the suitability of Portland Port as a location for the migrant barge. The council has cited issues such as the port’s distance from essential services and the potential impact on the local community as reasons for their objections.

Image: Dorset Echo
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