Dr Dan continues to support residents in the fight against Ipswich Council's plans to concrete over the Ipswich Northern Fringe. Dr Dan believes that our precious greenbelt countryside should not be used for mass housing development when there are plenty of brownfield sites that should be prioritised for development in the centre of Ipswich.

Ipswich needs more affordable family homes but brownfield town centre development should be the priority, not mass housing built on green fields without the proper infrastructure, local transport, health and educational facilities.


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Dr Dan's work in Parliament

Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is making an excellent case for the steps that the Government are taking to promote apprenticeships in the agricultural sector. Given the fact that many people decide on where their careers will take them at a relatively early age—it is probably around age 13 or 14—what steps can be taken to encourage younger people to think about careers in agriculture and the whole...

Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. He makes a good point, because although the Government have had tremendous success in expanding apprenticeships and vocational training opportunities in many industrial sectors, there is a problem in getting younger people engaged in farming. What are his thoughts on taking a more holistic view of farming, in the context of the whole...