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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian Welcomes Announcement that York College is to be made an Institute of Technology

Julian Welcomes Announcement that York College is to be made an Institute of Technology

The Department for Education announced on Wednesday that York College will be amongst the first twelve further education providers in the country to be made an Institute of Technology (IoT). IoTs will be a new kind of employer led institution offering top-quality, higher level technical education. They will be formed from collaborations between universities, colleges and employers in

‘York Press’ column – Next steps on Brexit and new York Institute of Technology

I know that many of you will be wondering what on earth is going...

Julian makes the case for additional support for Further Education Colleges

Julian has today spoken in a packed parliamentary debate about the importance of adequately...

Julian welcomes approval of York Central development

Julian has warmly welcomed the approval of the transformative £650 million York Central development...

Category: News & Articles

  • June 6, 2013

    Julian Lobbies the Government over the Future of the National Railway Museum

    Following the announcement that York’s National Railway Museum could face closure due to cutbacks across all government departments, Julian has added to the calls for a parliamentary debate on the importance of museums in protecting our culture and heritage. Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, Mr Sturdy said: “May I add my voice […]
  • June 6, 2013

    Julian Welcomes Government Changes to Planning Policy on Wind Farms

    Julian has today welcomed the announcement by the government that the existing planning framework is to be strengthened to give local communities greater powers to oppose unwanted onshore wind farms. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Julian wrote to Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to press […]
  • June 5, 2013

    Julian Launches Local Plan Page on his Website

    As the consultation on the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan goes live today, Julian has launched a new page on his website devoted to the Local Plan. With the Council’s formal adoption of their Local Plan set to take nearly two years to be completed, Julian has expressed his desire to keep all […]
  • May 20, 2013

    Julian to Host Public Meeting in Osbaldwick on Anti Social Behaviour

    This week Julian is to host a public meeting on anti social behaviour issues in the Osbaldwick area. The meeting will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd May at the Osbaldwick Village Hall. The event, which will be in a question and answer format, will be open for all members of the public to attend. […]
  • May 13, 2013

    Julian hosts Public Meeting on Controversial Knapton Showpeople Site Proposals

    Julian has hosted a public meeting in Upper Poppleton for residents concerned by the many controversial proposals contained within the Council’s draft Local Plan. However, the meeting, which took place on Saturday at the All Saints Hall, was primarily focused on the Council’s plans to create a 20 pitch travelling showpeople site, in the nearby […]
  • May 2, 2013

    Julian Calls for Review of York Bus Network

    After hosting a public meeting in Haxby for residents concerned by the deterioration of the No.13 bus service, Julian has called on First and other bus operators to review their networks to achieve better services for local residents. At the recent meeting, which Julian chaired, over 50 residents from Haxby, Wigginton and Copmanthorpe were given […]
  • April 30, 2013

    Julian Lobbies Government to Step in on Council’s Wind Farm Proposals

    Julian has today written to Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to ask him to reform planning policy to give communities and individuals greater power to stop wind farms from getting the go ahead. The move follows the publishing of the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan, in which […]
  • April 25, 2013

    Julian Launches Council E-Petition to Protect York’s Greenbelt

    Julian has recently launched an online petition on the City of York Council website, as part of his campaign to protect York’s greenbelt. The move follows the announcement that the Council plan to build large scale housing developments on over 1000 acres of traditionally greenbelt-protected land. The comprehensive and resolute petition reads: “We the undersigned petition […]
  • April 17, 2013

    Julian Raises Concerns over Nursery Funding in York

    Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, yesterday hosted a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of nursery funding, specifically concerning the problems surrounding the Free Entitlement scheme the Government provides for 3 to 4 year olds and the impact on local nurseries. Nursery funding has been a contentious issue for some time with […]
  • April 12, 2013

    Julian vows to protect Greenbelt following Council Local Plan announcement

    Julian has today vowed to fight to protect the Greenbelt surrounding York from unnecessary development, following the City of York Council’s announcement that they intend to build over 1000 houses a year. The Council’s draft Local Plan has been met with mixed views since it was announced earlier today. However, Julian has outlined his strong opposition […]