Following all the green spaces campaigning I have been doing locally, It is great news that Rishi Sunak has announced a search for a new National Park. Although I cannot influence the decision (as an interested party) I am happy to prioritise funding for the search as Chancellor.
The Surrey Hills are important to me personally as somewhere stunningly beautiful I have been enjoying my whole life. Last year I persuaded Natural England to hold a consultation on whether to extend the boundaries of our AONB (newly renamed as a National Landscape) protected areas in the Surrey Hills which I hope happens - the responses to that are currently being reviewed. And as local MP I will continue my campaign to make the Surrey Hills a National Park. Do make sure to sign the petition under the Surrey Hills Petition tab, which can be found here.