A ROCK star and his daughter are being called on to use their famous name to oppose plans to create a hostel for up to 200 asylum seekers in a quiet Sussex village.

Residents are calling on Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his daughter Angela to raise the profile of the no campaign against plans which would see the 150 population of sleepy Earnley outnumbered by hostel guests.

The 43-year-old daughter of Richards and model Anita Pallenberg was reported to have attended a public meeting on the proposals along with 200 other residents last week.

Earlier this month Miss Richards, who lives in 2.5 miles away in Birdham, also signed the petition against the hostel which has now attracted more than 1,900 signatures.

In the wake of public reaction to the plans, Earnley Concourse site owners Stone Harbour have announced that the centre is now proposing to take families and single females.

The original plans unveiled last month were for 200 single men prompting safety concerns from objectors.

The Home Office-led proposal would see asylum seekers stay at the centre for between three to 19 days before being moved on to longer-term accommodation around the country.

Up to 3,000 asylum seekers, the majority from the migrant camps at Calais, would be housed in the facility over a six-month period.

A decision on the planning application to convert the site from its current use as a centre for foreign language students for up to ten years is scheduled to be made next month.

Miss Richards wrote on Facebook that she had alerted her father, who owns a home four miles away in West Wittering, to the plans and took a “very keen interest” in the scheme.

Applicants Stone Harbour said last week that following initial feedback it was now proposed only a sixth of accommodation will be available to single males with the rest housing families and some mixed sex housing.

The firm’s spokesman added: “Guests staying at Earnley will be subject to rules that will be fairly but robustly enforced.

“Major health issues or misbehaviour will see guests transferred back to their Initial Accommodation Centres in London.

“We now hope that the local population and local community leaders will get behind the proposed use of The Concourse in a positive manner.

“There is a Europe wide refugee crisis and the Manhood Peninsula should be proud to be part of the solution that supports and helps people in their time of greatest need.”