Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Aircraft noise

As readers will know, I made strong representations about the trial of new routes for planes to and from Heathrow last autumn. There was more noise over Wokingham, and as a result of the pressure I and others applied they ceased the trials early on 12 November. There still seemed to be more noise after […]

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Noise management on the M4 and A 329 M

My latest discussion with the Highways Agency is to get them to extend the areas which will get some noise protection from the introduction of additional barriers along the M4. I have also asked the Council to reconsider the extent of barriers along the A329M. On the recent maps I have been shown the additional […]

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Flood risks

I have asked Wokingham Borough to have an other look at plans to improve flood defences. Now that the Council is pressing on with major new developments at Shinfield and in Wokingham there is more need to ensure better management of surface water and heavy rainfall. Run off will be speeded up by putting more […]

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Fair funding for Wokingham schools

Yesterday a group of MPs held a backbench debate on fair funding for schools. We have been pressing the government to ensure that every school receives a reasonable amount per pupil, as under the previous administration the gap between the best funded and the worst funded schools became very large. I proposed to the Minister […]

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Elms Field consultation

The Borough Council has come up with new proposals for Elms Field. Their previous plans envisaged too much building on this green space, and recommended too much interference with the green part that did remain. This time they have expended the green area, reduced the amount of building, and done less to the field. I […]

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Recent announcement on easier parking rules

As someone who has pressed for a better deal for motorists, and better access to High Streets, I thought this announcement would be of interest: “Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has announced changes to parking rules which will benefit drivers, high streets and local authorities. Under Labour parking rules made law-abiding motorists feel like criminals, and […]

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Equitable Life compensation

A number of constituents have asked me to take up cases concerning EL compensation. I am well aware that some are not happy with the level of pay outs offered by the government. The Minister has recently brought us up to date with progress. 896,367 policyholders have now received an aggregate amount of compensation in […]

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RateyourMP.com

This latest site sets out how much each MP costs the taxpayer and how often MPs vote. They then calculate a “cost per vote” figure, by dividing the total costs per MP by the number of votes he or she has recorded. For those constituents interested, I am rated as 3rd cheapest at £633.07 per […]

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Government Statement on Starter Homes, 2 March

The Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Brandon Lewis): I would like to update hon. Members on the outcome of the Government’s consultation, launched by the Prime Minister in December, seeking views about our proposals for planning reform to support the development of 100,000 new high-quality, low-cost starter homes for young first […]

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Reply on aid to India

A number of people have written to me saying that as India has said it no longer wants overseas aid from us, and as it is now a substantial power with a growing economy, we should discontinue our aid programme. I have received the following letter from the Secretary of State confirming that action has […]

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