Dr Ben Spencer MP has continued to raise concerns over a plan to accommodate nearly 300 asylum seekers at Syward Place, Chertsey.
At the heart of the issue is the impact this would have on local services, particularly health and education, and that this site had been designated to provide affordable housing for local residents.
Dr Ben said: "Since then I have been in contact with Home Office officials requesting further detailed information regarding these plans and the process they are undertaking to identify suitable accommodation sites. I am disappointed that the process being followed does not appear to include any plans to engage with or consider the impact on the local community.
"I have therefore today written to the Home Office Minister, along with Cllr Tom Gracey and Chertsey Conservative Councillors, requesting a meeting and that these plans be paused until Home Office officials have engaged fully with Runnymede Borough Council to consider alternative accommodation options."
You may also be aware of a petition against these proposals, promoted by the local Conservative team. Dr Ben has signed this petition as a further way to send a clear message to the Home Office over the strength of feeling regarding these plans.