Keeping a flourishing, vibrant local economy is essential. Chris is concerned that planning delays are frustrating investment in the Airport industrial estate and preventing the building of much needed new homes on brownfield land.
As a long-term campaigner for fairer funding for our local schools, Chris is delighted by the GovernmentÕs announcement of a 5.14% average increase in per pupil funding, far higher than the national average.
As a former Environment Minister, Chris is committed to protecting the Green Belt. He has worked with the CPRE and has promoted a Green Belt Protection Bill in Parliament. Chris is concerned about the risk to health from air pollution and unsafe bathing waters.