Key Issues

The ward of Saxon Shore is large with 8 villages:

Aldington, Bonnington, Bilsington, Ruckinge, Brook, Brabourne, Smeeth & Hastingleigh.

The key issue that I am working on currently are:

The pace and scale of development in the area

Ensuring Aldington achieves a rest in planned development in the Ashford Local Plan after considerable development since 2001.

Challenging aggressive plans to build potentially 125 homes in Hospital field in Brabourne,  450 homes at the end of Bromley Green Road in Ruckinge, together with 85 homes in Calleywell Lane Aldington.

To achieve this I am seeking to get support from Ashford Borough Council, Government Ministers, and the Campaign for Rural England for the Landscape Protection Policy. see link.

I am fighting for better bus services and will be establishing a working group in January 2018, to focus on what type on service we need going forward given potential cuts.

I am arguing for more homes for local people that are affordable and am leading the charge to review affordable Modular Housing as a way to solve the housing challenges in Ashford.

I carry out casework on personal issues- homelessness, Council tax and rate rebates, help with school places, poor social services provision, isssues with flytipping, streetlighting and parking.
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