Improving planning and supporting our environment

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

We need a planning system that empowers communities and local councillors, to ensure development is done in the right places.

We do need to build more houses and I want to see a system that does all we can to achieve people’s consent to this, so they are part of the process and not an afterthought.

I wrote a planning policy paper in 2018, 'Green, pleasant and affordable, which can be found by following the link here

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.


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.