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I am opposing Warwick District Council’s proposals to sell off their Riverside House site for exclusive use of private housing and build new offices on part of the Covent Garden site in Leamington alongside a new multi-storey car park. As a result, there will be no car parking available on the Covent Garden Car Park for at least 20 months.
The complete absence of affordable housing in their plans is scandalous. The cost of the project in a time of austerity makes it totally unjustifiable. 800 people rely on Covent Garden Car Park per day. Half of those who use it do so to shop in Leamington Town Centre, while up to 35% of shoppers are from Coventry. The loss of 800 people a day not coming to Leamington will seriously undermine the viability of many Leamington Town Centre businesses.
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Matt Western MP for Warwick & Leamington
11 hours ago
Today I'm meeting with Public Sector PLC (PSP) in Parliament to discuss their involvement in the Warwick District Council office move, and general concerns over councils using private sector partnerships to sell off public assets.This is a meeting I first requested 7 months ago, but I hope I can get some answers to my question today.We must continue to oppose the disastrous plans for Warwick District Council's new office. ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Very important to sign the Holocaust Memorial Trust Book of Commitment. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Disappointed to read this and missed BBC Question Time on Thursday. From what I read, we clearly need Leveson 2www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/18/diane-abbott-accuses-bbc-question-time-of-legitimising-r... ... See MoreSee Less
Diane Abbott accuses BBC Question Time of legitimising racism
6 days ago
This morning I asked for a debate on the disposal of local authority public assets, like the proposed sale of Warwick District Council’s Riverside House site for unaffordable private housing, and the risk of using one company (PSP) to deliver these projects across the country. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night I spoke in a debate on car production in Solihull and emphasised the importance of Government supporting a managed transition from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles, which is vital for the future of companies like Jaguar Land Rover. ... See MoreSee Less