Dungavel to stay open as ‘holding centre’ plans are scrapped

Activists are to step up their efforts to close the Dungavel detention centre after the Home Office scrapped plans to build a replacement “short-term” holding unit beside Glasgow Airport.

Councillors in Renfrew refused planning permission for the “fast track removal centre” in Paisley, and while the Home Office said it was “disappointed” by the decision, it would not appeal against it.

 

 

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