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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column –  York’s path to normality and mental health investment

York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the first phase of the vaccination programme, and the Monday 22nd unveiling of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we now seem to be at the turn of the tide. A new study from Imperial College London shows infections have fallen by

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Lockdown exit roadmap – Julian calls for faster relaxation if vaccination progress accelerates and earlier opening for safe indoor hospitality

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Statement ahead of Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Update

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Seven Days to Have Your Say

July 10, 2014

Following an extensive campaign to raise awareness of the Council’s Local Plan development proposals and encourage consultation participation in the constituency, including hosting five packed out public meetings, Julian has appealed to all York residents to have their say on the Local Plan Further Sites recommendations in these last seven days before the consultation closes on Wednesday 16th July. He said:

“The Council continue to propose large scale development on York’s greenbelt, as well as inappropriate wind and solar farms and Traveller sites, without any guarantees of the
necessary investment in our infrastructure to support it and without Askham Bryan 1adequate justification of the need for this level of development.

“There has never been a more important time to have your say. It is nothing less than York and its surrounding communities’ future that is at stake. Only by making your views known can we ensure that York has sensible and sustainable plan for future development, that is representative of the views of local people, not the unrealistic aspirations of a deeply out of touch Council.”

For more information on the Local Plan Further Sites proposals visit Julian’s dedicated Local Plan page here. Responses to the consultation can be sent either via email to Heworth Without 1localplan@york.gov.uk or in writing to FREEPOST RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ, City of York Council, West Offices, Station
Rise, York, YO1 6GA.

Meanwhile, yesterday, during a debate on Local Plans in Parliament, Julian welcomed government’s investment of £1.65m in the ‘York Central’ site, one of the largest city centre brownfield sites in the whole of Europe, to improve its viability for development. He said:

“I welcome the Government’s announcement this week on the local enterprise partnership funding, which will unlock a key brownfield site in York, on the edge of my constituency. Is not the key point that we have to ensure that brownfield sites come forward more quickly? Actually, that is what green belt does. We always talk about green belt as protecting the Elvington Public Meeting without bordercharacter and setting of communities, which it does, but it is also important for driving urban regeneration. We must not forget that.”







Pictured: Julian hosting public meetings on the Local Plan Further Sites alongside local ward Councillors.