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.