Welcome to my June Newsletter.
Locally this month I have been focussing a lot of my attention on the unfolding of illegal planning developments, and the terrible destruction of trees on green belt land adjacent to Knockholt Station. While the land technically sits outside of the constituency, the development affects our residents and therefore action from the London Borough of Bromley was essential. For me the premise is simple, where people break the law there must be consequences. Thousands of residents within this constituency every year apply for planning permission, follow the rules and either build or develop only if they obtain the appropriate permission. What we cannot have, therefore, is people deciding the rules do not apply to them and ignore every process available to them to obtain permission. I have been sharing updates on my Facebook page, and last week met with some residents who have voiced concerns. By working together, we can - and will - ensure the voice of Sevenoaks is heard, and our green belt protected.
I am also working on local campaigns on fly tipping, rural crime and women’s safety, and am very aware of the issue of self-isolation in our schools. I am making the case for ending the current guidance as due to the level of disruption its causing for pupils, teachers, and parents. I know how important the end of term is for our children, especially after the year we have had.
As ever, if I can help or support you please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office on email@example.com. I am also beginning to plan my visits over the summer, so if you have any recommendations do let me know.
MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley
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