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ISHERWOOD: AM CALLS FOR REVIEW OF HOUSING ALLOCATIONS IN NORTH WALES LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:08
   SHADOW Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood AM, has asked the First Minister to respond to calls from across North Wales for a review of housing allocations in the Local Development Plans submitted to the Welsh Government by North Wales Local Authorities.The Welsh Conservative AM for North Wales raised the matter during this week’s Questions to the First Minister.

Speaking in the Chamber he said: “A North Wales Council states that the future requirement for new homes in its local development plan was based upon Welsh Government population projections. Clearly, future planning for housing must take account of the 100,000 households in Wales on waiting lists, net births and deaths and net migration patterns, where Welsh Government figures indicate that, in North Wales, there has been, on average, a net annual inward migration of 2,000 people out of 7,500 across Wales.

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ISHERWOOD: AM REQUESTS UPDATE ON NORTH EAST WALES RAIL TRACK IMPROVEMENTS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:08
  TWELVE months after first raising particular concerns regarding rail infrastructure in north east Wales, an Assembly Member has this week called on the Welsh Government to provide an update on progress. 

Concerned the issue regarding the double tracking of the rail track between Saltney and Wrexham has been put back several times,  in this week’s Business Statement, Welsh Conservative AM for North Wales, Mark Isherwood, asked the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, Jane Hutt, whether the Welsh Government is still supporting the project with funding.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CHALLENGES FIRST MINISTER OVER RISING CHILD POVERTY LEVELS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:07
 A NORTH Wales Assembly Member has this week challenged the First Minister over child poverty levels in Wales, the worst in the UK. Speaking in the Assembly Chamber yesterday, Mr Isherwood, Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing, highlighted that after  12 years of Welsh Labour-led Government, and billions spent on regeneration and fighting poverty, not only is the level of child poverty in Wales the worst in the UK, it was rising for four years prior to the start of recession.

Mr Isherwood said: “In February, a Save the Children report found that a higher proportion of children in Wales were living in severe poverty than was the case in any other UK nation. Save the Children also told me that, to tackle this, measures needed to be more focused on severe poverty.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CONCERNED AT MASSIVE HIKE IN FUEL PRICES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:07
  

NORTH Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood, who was Chair of the Assembly Cross Party Group on Fuel Poverty in the last Assembly, has expressed his concern at the 19% hike in gas prices and 10% increase in electricity prices proposed by Scottish Power and has vowed that the issue will be high on the agenda when the cross party group is re-established

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ISHERWOOD: AM ATTENDS UPDATE ON HORIZON NUCLEAR POWER’S WYLFA NEW BUILD PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:06
  NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, this week attended the Wylfa New Build Project Liaison Group meeting at the Wylfa Learning and Development Centre in Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, which provided an update on Horizon Nuclear Power’s activities over recent months.

At the meeting, which was chaired by the group’s new chair Dennis Evans, Mr Isherwood heard they have started a new series of on-shore and off-shore studies to help them understand the geology of the site and surrounding area.

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