Millions Announced for Investment in Bedfordshire's Transport Infrastructure
Posted Monday, 7 July 2014 at 10:51
I was delighted to support Bedfordshire’s bid for funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership for investment in, among other things in the area, dualling the remaining parts of the A421 between Milton Keynes and Bedford.
Such infrastructure spending is vital to keep Mid-Bedfordshire moving when we have ever increasing numbers of cars on our roads, with more to come as we welcome further residential developments in the years ahead.
This government is putting our economy back on track by reducing waste and inefficiency in the public finances while investing more in the infrastructure we so badly need. We are currently seeing levels of spending on infrastructure not seen since the Victorian age and it’s important that Mid-Bedfordshire gets its fair share of that.
I want all my constituents to know that, while this latest investment will enable the construction of thousands of new homes in the area, I will continue to fight for all developments to be sustainable and in keeping with the character of the area. This is not a green light for developers to build whatever, wherever they like.
Cranfield Turbine Application Rejected
Posted Thursday, 3 July 2014 at 10:38
I was delighted to hear yesterday evening that the wind turbine application near Cranfield has been rejected.
This proposal for a wind farm had nothing to do with providing green energy and was all about a corporate landowner milking government subsidies while blighting a picturesque landscape.
It was a real pleasure to support the local community as they rose up, almost as one, against the application and I would like to say a special thank you to Councillor Sue Clark.
It just goes to show, the localism agenda isn’t dead and people power can still save communities when they act together!