The pandemic has most certainly cemented and lives a love of nature and green space in many people’s hearts and minds. I am proud of this Government’s commitments on protecting and enhancing the green spaces of the UK and I will certainly be sticking to these commitments in my work here in Wrexham.
I’m working hard to ensure that house building is sustainable and comes with the right infrastructure, in the right places. This year, I supported the Hillock Lane Action Group to oppose the Hillock Lane development and I am glad that this application was rejected by Wrexham Council. I want other green spaces to be similarly protected, for the enjoyment of the communities they serve.
I’ll also continue to work with residents and the local council to ensure our parks and streets are clean and looked after. This will ensure that Wrexham continues to be a great place to live and enjoy.
Moreover, the UK Government's green agenda is not only about protecting areas of green space and our natural world, but it is also focussed on actively enhancing the areas we live in too. For example, this active enhancement could be done through encouraging farmers and land managers to utilise more sustainable farming techniques. Whilst environmental and land management policies are devolved to the Welsh Government, I will be actively encouraging the Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs in Wales to look positively on the UK's excellent environmental policies with a view to replicating them in Wales.