Shropshire Star

Shropshire barracks to be used to house 200 Afghan nationals who fled the Taliban

Around 200 Afghan nationals who have fled the Taliban are set to be housed at an Army base near Shrewsbury.

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Nesscliff Training Area

The plan to house the individuals at Nesscliff Training Area is part of the Government's Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP).

The scheme sees Afghan nationals who worked for or with the UK Government relocate to Britain either as individuals or with a partner, dependent children or other eligible family members.

Shropshire Councillor Ed Potter said he was made aware of the plans last week.

The Conservative councillor for Loton said: "It was brought to my attention last week that Nesscliffe Training Camp has been earmarked by the UK Home Office and the MoD for plans to house 200 Afghan individuals (a mixture of single people and families) to be housed temporarily at Nesscliffe Barracks in Shropshire.

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