James Sunderland raises concerns about rampant house building in east Berkshire and seeks assurances that the new Planning Bill will protect local assets such as farmland, school playing fields, golf courses, open spaces and the Pinewood Centre in Crowthorne.
James Sunderland backs a Private Member’s Bill to give local councils greater powers to tackle rogue development and deal with unscrupulous landowners and calls on the Government to focus house building on areas that have the capacity to absorb development and need levelling-up, and not on green spaces in the congested south-east.
Speaking in a debate on a Private Member’s Bill to ban the setting of glue traps to catch rodents in all but the most exceptional circumstances by professional pest controllers, James Sunderland condemns such traps and asks if a ban would have a negative effect on our ability to control rodent populations?
James Sunderland backs a Private Member’s Bill to protect children by revoking parental or judicial consent which permits the marriage or civil partnership of a child and to criminalise child marriage or civil partnership under the age of 18.
Following the Government statement on Bosnia and Herzegovina and the potential of a renewed conflict in the Western Balkans, James Sunderland emphasizes that, as signatories to the Dayton agreement, the UK is part of the solution and calls for a Ministerial visit to Sarajevo.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to ensure that it protects legitimate engine tuning activities, the classic and prestige car markets and motor sports industries when considering forthcoming proposals to legislate on vehicle modifications.
Noting the fact that Bracknell and Wokingham receive some of the lowest levels of central government funding, James Sunderland calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure that east Berkshire is not passed by when it comes to levelling-up funding.