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 other MPs 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

High rise queries

With Grenfell back in the news attention has been placed on the six high rise flats in Tamworth.  I want to make it clear that none of the council high rise flats in Tamworth have cladding made from Aluminium Composite Material like the towers in Grenfell.

Asylum Accomodation Debate

The Asylum Accommodation debate took place in Westminster Hall this week, which a number of residents asked me to attend.

Positive changes to construction

Figures out on Tuesday have revealed that the value of all work in the Construction industry has increased by 7 per cent since 2016-17, meaning there are more higher-paying jobs, better infrastructure and a growing economy.  

Affordable private rented homes

Like Generation Rent I believe this Bill, which will abolish letting agent fees for renters, cap tenancy deposits, and save tenants between £25 and £70 per year, is "welcome news for private renters".