Housing Minister praises Rugby’s new developments

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Housing Minister Kris Hopkins visited Rugby last week and praised the town’s approach to developments.

The Conservative MP for Keighley and Ilkley was shown around the new Eden Park development near Browsover Lane and the Mast Site near Hillmorton on Thursday.

The Minister met with Rugby Borough Council Leader Cllr Craig Humphrey, Cllr Heather Timms and MP Mark Pawsey to discuss Rugby’s housing plans and needs.

Mr Hopkins said: “This country needs lots of housing and this council is getting on with delivering and facilitating that.

“The numbers here are fantastic, for every house built there is a new job.

“It’s about making sure there’s a sustainable town as well.

“Thousands of people are going to live here and they need a good local hospital and good education and I think that has been secured as a consequence of these investors.”

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said he was delighted to welcome the Housing Minister.

He added: “In Rugby we are experiencing both significant commercial development, providing more local jobs, as well as building the homes we need to allow our town to grow and prosper.

“This is thanks to the government’s long-term economic plan and our local Conservative-led Borough Council’s positive approach to appropriate housing and commercial development.”

Rugby Borough Council Leader, Cllr Craig Humphrey, said: “Our positive working relationship with developers and businesses means that we are getting quality housing and more jobs for our residents.”




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