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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes Government cash boost to crack down on illegal developments in York Green Belt

Julian welcomes Government cash boost to crack down on illegal developments in York Green Belt

  City of York Council to receive £44.5k to crackdown on illegal development The move is part of the Government’s drive to protect the Green Belt   York is set to benefit from a share of nearly £2 million to crack down on illegal developments on the local green belt, Housing Minister Rt Hon Esther

Julian visits Poppleton pharmacy as national pharmacy flu vaccination programme begins

Last Friday, Julian called in at Poppleton Pharmacy in Upper Poppleton to mark the...

York Press column – Turbulence at Westminster

I must start by admitting that when I said in my last column that...

Update on Moor Lane / Askham Bog planning application

Further to the unanimous rejection of this planning application by the Planning Committee at...

The fight over illegally tethered horses goes on

February 18, 2013

The campaign over the problem of illegally tethered horses in York continues to rumble on and last week Julian meet with David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs at the RSPCA to raise the matter once more.

Following the meeting, Julian said “Discussions centred around three major areas on which to tackle this highly visible horse crisis affecting not only York but the whole Country. Firstly consider trying to reduce the supply of horses coming into the Country as numbers have jumped over the last few years, secondly making it an offence to deliberately abandon horses on private and public land through better definition of fly grazing in the animal welfare act and thirdly reinstatement of the National Equine Database. The last point I have raised directly with DEFRA ministers, because to my mind without a national database, horse passports are ineffective and enforcement is much more difficult and I don’t think we should give local trading standards any reason to duck this difficult issue.”