Decision details

Response to Government Consultation on Safe and Legal Routes Cap

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Director of Neighbourhood Services referred to the report which was to provide the Committee with a copy of the return made to the Home Office as part of the Safe and Legal Routes Cap Consultation.



RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Housing Policy Committee:-


1.     Note the contents of the return and the authority’s commitment to resettle 88 refugees in 2025.


Reasons for Decision


The Council now has over 15 years’ experience of management and delivery of similar refugee resettlement programmes, the longest recent involvement of any local authority in the UK.


Committee is asked to note the consultation response made to the Home Office.



Alternatives Considered and Rejected


Due to the need to urgently respond to the consultation it was agreed to work with the existing city infrastructure and organisations that currently support the Council and our most vulnerable refugees. The response commits to resettle 88 refugees in 2025. The availability of accommodation and services will continue to be monitored.


Report author: Jonathan South

Publication date: 06/02/2024

Date of decision: 26/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2024 - Housing Policy Committee

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