Promote The Right Development

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.

News

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

Major strategic road changes

While I am still digesting the good news from the Budget, it was fantastic to see the announcement of £79.5m pledged by the Chancellor to the North Warwickshire A5 corridor.

Primary School Expansion Approved

It's great to see that Coton Green Primary School have approved the decision to expand the school intake to a further 105 pupils.

Belgrave Lakes - Desilting

 I know many residents enjoy a pleasant stroll along the lakeside in Belgrave but for the next few weeks you may see quite a bit of work going on.

Repairs to Chetwynd Bridge Approved

The much needed repairs to the Grade 2 listed road bridge on the A513 Croxall Road over the River Tame are set to begin.

While this is just outside of my constituency, I know that many residents make use of this bridge, particularly when driving to the National Memorial Arboretum.

New Homes Ombudsman Created

Boris Johnson has confirmed that housing is a top priority for Government so I am pleased that home buyers will soon be able to benefit from the creation of a New Homes Ombudsman.

Meeting with West Midlands Trains

Yesterday I met with the MD of West Midlands Railway to put forward the important issues you email and call me about. 🚂

Issues like cancelled and delayed trains, parking build ups in Shenstone, frequency of service and getting an update on when the new trains will be delivered.

Lichfield Residents - Leisure Survey

Residents living in the villages surrounding Tamworth, now is your chance to have a say on leisure facilities in your area.

New role as Housing Minister

I am delighted to have been appointed as the Minister for Housing by the Prime Minister.  Naturally I am sad to leave behind the great work being done at the Foreign Office in building bridges across the world and delivering this Government’s vision of Global Britain.

Flooding support

Storm Dennis, 2020's third named storm will be bearing down on the United Kingdom, only a week after Storm Ciara hit our shores.  Heavy winds and near record rainfall over parts of Tamworth and Lichfield which were affected last weekend has made for an increased chance of incidents arising.