MP Calls for Evidence on Proposed Planning Reforms

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak is calling for local views on the government’s proposals to overhaul the planning system.   In August, the Government published their White Paper on reforming the planning system ‘Planning for the Future’. This White Paper will introduce a number of measures including a zonal planning system, Local AuthorityContinue reading MP Calls for Evidence on Proposed Planning Reforms

MP renews warnings of takeover following plans for yet more students flats

 Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling on the Planning Committee to reject plans to build 31 student flats in Stirchley as concerns rise over a student takeover of parts of Selly Oak constituency. The MP’s comments come in response to the latest application for purpose-built student accommodation in Stirchley. The re-submitted application proposesContinue reading MP renews warnings of takeover following plans for yet more students flats

Steve McCabe MP calls on developer to consult community as outline planning approval given green light for controversial derelict Stirchley site

Following the news that plans have been approved to develop the derelict former Tesco site in Stirchley, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling on the developer to consult with the local community about the design, layout and feel of the development.

 

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MP Calls for Action to Halt Appalling Rise in Homeless Deaths

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has expressed outrage at figures released today which show an estimated 726 homeless people died in 2018, a 22% rise on the previous year.  In the Commons he told the new Housing Minister, Luke Hall (Con. Thornbury and Yate) to end the ludicrous Housing Association ‘Right to Buy’ Lottery Project which has already cost over £10M and resulted in only 180 transactions across both East and West Midlands and divert the money to an emergency aid programme. Steve McCabe called on the minister to admit the scheme was a daft idea and a waste of public money and to commit the remaining £190M to an emergency budget to prevent the spectacle of more vulnerable people freezing to death on the streets this winter.

See Steve’s question to the Minister here

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Birmingham MP calls on the Prime Minister to keep her promise on energy costs on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has asked Theresa May directly about the failure of the Government’s flagship policy on an energy cap which Ofgem relaxed just weeks after it came into force.

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