Dan recently attended a public meeting in Hacheston where many local residents turned out to voice their concerns about plans to build what would be one of the largest solar farms in Europe, spanning around 150 acres of farmland. Developers Hive Energy are currently consulting on proposals to create a solar park in Hacheston that would produce 35 Mega Watts of renewable energy. As an MP, Dan is unable to directly intervene in local planning matters, however he shares residents concerns as a project of this scale would have an enormous impact on our rural environment in Suffolk.
Dan has welcomed the fact that the Government is backing Suffolk as a nationally recognised leader in developing the green economy, which will deliver 5,000 local jobs for people across the county, but being one of the greenest counties also means protecting our most vulnerable asset – our beautiful countryside, for future generations.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....