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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Minster FM announcement

Minster FM announcement

I am saddened by the announcement that Minster FM is to be absorbed into ‘Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire’ after acquisition by Bauer Media, and fear this means the loss of a distinctive local institution. I have always enjoyed my appearances on Minster, and believe it has made a valuable contribution to the cultural life

York Press column – York’s route out of lockdown

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Julian joins forces with City of York Council in a bid to secure Haxby station funding

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BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today

Julian appeared on this morning’s edition of Farming Today on Radio 4 to talk...

Cross-party group of 12 Yorkshire MPs write to Housing Minister to oppose Askham Bog development appeal

March 25, 2020

Julian, together with 11 other MPs from across Yorkshire, has today written to the Housing Minister to oppose the development of 516 homes on land adjacent to the Askham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Last year, the planning committee of City of York Council unanimously rejected the application after concerns were raised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust of the impact of the development on the unique ecology of Askham Bog. The developer subsequently appealed and after a public inquiry in November, the case has now been referred to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for a final decision.

After submitting the letter Julian said :

“As we approach a final decision from the Housing Minister on the Askham Bog appeal, I felt it was important to highlight the strength of feeling not just in York, but across the region.

In our letter, my colleagues and I make clear to the Minister that the land in question plays a crucial role in the conservation of the SSSI and were it to be developed, we would lose the last remaining natural corridor linking the site with the surrounding countryside.

I very much hope that we achieve the right outcome and in the process secure the future of this important piece of Yorkshire’s natural heritage”.