Everybody needs a place to live and this Government is committed to trying to fix the housing market. For many, property prices have become unattainable and it is important to keep building new, quality homes to meet this need.
As part of the Government's plan to build the homes people need, it provided a multi-billion-pound boost to social housing in June, alongside a £28 million package of funding to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping so that people on the streets have an opportunity to rebuild their lives.
However, with that new housing comes the need to provide the infrastructure and I work closely with our local councillors to ensure that this is provided.
I have already had some success as I along with others who have been lobbying for more clarity on how developer money is spent to benefit the community.
From the 1st of September 2019, all Councils have to detail this information. This does not quite tackle the issue over fair deals for housing developments built on constituency and local authority borders but is a step in the right direction. I will keep plugging away at this issue so if developments are build just outside of our patch, our community does receive some positive benefits from anything approved by neighbouring authorities.