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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community...

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

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”.