New homes in the right places

One of the key issues facing us right now is the availability of housing, and I want the right homes in the right places, with the right infrastructure, delivering the right balance of homes, workplaces and public amenities in our valuable urban and rural spaces.


Local MPs Chair Crunch Hermitage Lane Development Summit

Whenever I speak with people who live, work or travel through the Allington and Barming wards of Maidstone, which is frequently, it is never long before the conversation turns to the adverse consequences of overdevelopment around Hermitage Lane.

House Building in The Weald

Since I became the MP for Maidstone and The Weald in 2010, I have been visibly and publicly opposed to the number of houses which central Government have imposed on our part of Kent.

Maidstone Local Plan Review Update

Aside from the all-encompassing omnipresence of Brexit and Covid-19 these last few months, the single biggest issue raised with me by the people of Maidstone and The Weald concerns the building of new houses across our gorgeous, green garden of England.  The controversially high number finally ar

Hunton Herald Article

One of the big issues concerning residents of Maidstone and The Weald over the last few years has been the spectre of substantial new housing developments underscored by a lack of commitment to necessary supporting infrastructure.

Housing and Infrastructure

For at least the last five years, the most persistent  issue raised with me by the people of Maidstone & the Weald has been concern about excessive housing development, particularly when it isn’t accompanied by the required infrastructure.   It was at the forefront of my discussions on the do

2020: The Year Ahead

2020 is certain to be an historic year for our sceptered isles. We will leave the European Union and chart a new relationship with our closest geographical neighbours, based on free trade and security co-operation.