Make Camden electric website launched

Posted on 29th October 2017

Camden Conservatives have launched a website to inform people about my campaign to install more electric vehicle charging points across the borough.

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AIR Studios lives on as next-door application is withdrawn

Posted on 14th October 2017

I’m delighted that the application for a basement excavation next to AIR Studios on Rosslyn Hill has been withdrawn. This means that the threat hanging over the world-leading recording studio – posed by the possibility of a year of drilling that would make recording impossible – has passed, at least for now. This saga has been going on for a while, dating back to 2015. In my second full Council meeting as a councillor, I asked...

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Helping Heath visitors go green with electric vehicles

Posted on 10th October 2017

To tackle out of control local air pollution, I’m working hard to put the deployment of electric vehicle charging points at the top of the agenda. Lots of grants are available for local authorities to bid, especially on-street residents’ parking spaces. But spaces are at a premium in Hampstead, so Hampstead Heath car parks are often used not by day-trippers or walkers, but by people that park there every day. Indeed, our local...

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Fixing the politics of housebuilding: enhancing the New Homes Bonus

Posted on 4th October 2017

There is virtually no elected official that would deny that the UK is facing a housing crisis. Since 1997, the UK hasn’t built anywhere near enough houses, and that has caused the cost of housing to skyrocket: pricing home-ownership well out of the reach of ordinary Britons. Local authorities generally don’t like new housing, and who can blame them? It puts pressure on public services and it can undermine the character of local...

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Nudging Camden towards transparency

Posted on 19th September 2017

I’ve written before about my desire for more transparency at every level of government. There are very few opportunities to push this locally, but every time one comes up, it’s important to do so – and one such opportunity came in the last month. A resident told me she had been mislead by something that had previously been on Camden’s website, but that has since been changed. My usual way to find such changes would be...

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Camden should be leading the way in cleaning our air, not lagging behind

Posted on 15th September 2017

The Camden New Journal published the below letter from me about the need to install more electric vehicle charging points. There’s something in the air in Camden – and it stinks. No matter where you go in the borough air pollution is a constant problem: driven by traffic that ensnares our roads from Fitzjohns Avenue to Euston Road. One of the biggest things local authorities can do to reduce pollution is to assist in the transition from...

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