Improving planning and supporting our environment

I care passionately about preserving our beautiful landscapes, villages and towns.

I’m fighting to change our broken planning system, which puts development in the wrong places, is biased in favour of developers and ties the hands of local councillors. 

We do need to build more houses - but we won't get anywhere with a broken planning system that doesn't have people's consent.

I have written a policy paper, 'Green, pleasant and affordable, which can be found by following the link here

I continue to raise planning and housing issues with ministers, in the house and in the media and will keep fighting to change our broken system.

Alongside this, I have supported a number of initiatives to help safeguard our planet and environment. This is something I feel strongly about and will continue to champion both locally and in Westminster.


Neil hosts plastic workshop in Oadby

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, led a workshop in Oadby which was attended by over 50 people, exploring the importance of reducing our reliance on single-use plastics.

Neil supports 'reduce your plastics' event

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, attended and introduced the ‘Reduce your plastic event’ on Friday 26th July in Market Harborough, to spread awareness of the damage caused by single-use plastics.

70% of local residents oppose new Oadby housing plan

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, has raised concerns over plans to develop 300 new homes on the corner of Gartree Road and Stoughton Road in Oadby, following a survey of local residents in which 70% voiced their opposition.

Neil criticises ‘opportunistic’ planning proposal in Kibworth

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, has questioned housing developer Manor Oak Homes, following the announcement of their plan to apply for planning permission for a new estate of 400 houses, west of Warwick Road and south of Wistow road in Kibworth.