Brownfield regeneration in Hart

Defence Secretary and Ranil Jayawardena, M.P. support brownfield regeneration in Hart District

On Thursday, Michael Fallon, M.P., Secretary of State for Defence visited North East Hampshire following an invitation from local Member of Parliament, Ranil Jayawardena, M.P., to champion brownfield regeneration in our area.

Mr Jayawardena and Hart District Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Parker, welcomed Mr Fallon to Hartland Park (Pyestock) to speak about the importance of brownfield regeneration and how the MOD can assist with projects like this.

Flexible Ticketing

Recently, RaniI spoke in a debate in the House of Commons on rail to make the case for new technology and new options in e-ticketing.

Quicker, Longer, Better Trains

Ranil Jayawardena visited the Department for Transport on the 9th of February 2016 to deliver two submissions to the South Western Rail Franchise consultation, calling for quicker, longer, better trains.As Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight All Party Group, Ranil has worked with colleagues from across Hampshire to fight for better services in our area. This consultation will eventually decide who runs South West Trains in the future.

Protecting Rural Nurseries

On the 25th January, Ranil Jayawardena asked the Education Minister about the Government's progress implementing its policy to provide 30 hours of free childcare for working parents, and to as

Infrastructure - A Development Deal?

I’m pleased to have received so many emails about my last article over the last week. As I know people are reading, I may just keep writing these articles!

Planning Petition - Brownfield and Neighbourhood Plans

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government have outlined their vision for how the right homes should be built in the right places at the right time with the right infrastructure. This is timely, because a number of residents have asked me recently for my own views on local planning matters. I’m very happy to answer but, before I write anything else, I should set the context for my comments. I write below to set out my honestly held views and you may, of course, disagree with what I am about to say!