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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Conservative Party Candidate for York Outer
Any reference to Julian Sturdy being a Member of Parliament on this website predates the dissolution of Parliament and the 2024 General Election campaign

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

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Julian Promotes Off-site Construction Housing as ‘Great Opportunity’

November 5, 2015

In a Westminster Hall debate yesterday in Parliament on modern pre-fabricated housing, Julian outlined his support for off-site construction housing to help mitigate the country’s housing needs.

Pre-fabricated building and construction has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, and the modern product offers high quality buildings with much faster delivery speeds than traditional house building.

Portakabin is a world leader in off-site construction housing and a major employer in York with its base in Huntington.

Speaking in the debate Julian said that, “pre-fabrication has moved on tremendously over the years” and welcomed the use of off-site construction in schools and hospitals.

He also drew attention to the recent £44 million contract signed by Portakabin in October to deliver a three-school campus, which is thought to be the biggest ever off-site construction contract in the education sector.

Off-side construction housing is a very innovative sector, and Julian has today written to the Housing Minister seeking clarification as to what steps the Government has taken to implement the recommendations of an industry-led report in 2013 to promote the sector.

After the debate Julian commented, “Off-site constructed housing bears very little resemblance to the pre-fabricated houses of the post-war period, and I was fortunate to show the Prime Minister around Portakabin’s headquarters in 2013.
Pre-fabricated housing debate

“Modern pre-fabricated construction not only provides great opportunities when building new hospitals and schools, but it should also be seriously considered as a way to address our housing shortfall. I will continue to lobby the Government about the ways in which this industry can be incentivised.”