On 21st July Mims Davies MP spoke in the Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment debate.
She took the opportunity to pay tribute to her predecessor, Sir Nicholas Soames, reflecting on his long service and his commitment to the constituency.
During her speech she celebrated local successes, such as the University of Sussex research facilities coming to Haywards Heath with Universal Quantum Ltd.
Mims also used the debate to raise some issues such as the long-awaited delivery of a new town centre in Burgess Hill. So far there have been two un-progressed planning permissions. As a result, Mims is currently working with the District Council on a new and vital levelling up fund application.
In the debate Mims urged the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to help shovel-ready regeneration projects receive their money to get work underway.
Finally, she also bought the issue of housing in Mid Sussex to the attention of the House. We are delivering homes in Mid Sussex, in the right places, through a local plan, but too often we are being ridden roughshod over by the Planning Inspectorate on planning applications. Our communities are doing their bit when it comes to housing, and they want Government to listen. This is something that Mims has been pressing on the two leadership contenders. We need those sites already with planning permissions to come forward as nobody can live in a ‘planning permission’. By doing this it puts less pressure on us in Mid Sussex where unsuitable previously protected sites come forward because developers are sitting on already agreed housing developments, whilst pursuing further sites.
Her speech in full can be found here: Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment - Hansard - UK Parliament