Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
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Andy Street: It’s time to accept that HS2 is a done deal – part of caring for livelihoods as well as lives in our region
As the short-term economy comes under immense strain, we should support the UK’s biggest single long-term investment.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
A proposed transformation would move away from the reliance on big anchor stores and create 1,300 new homes – all on reclaimed brownfield sites.
With the help of government funding, the region is pioneering new technologies to create vital jobs and build more homes.
Giving people greater confidence to return to our high streets is a vital part of the recovery effort.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.
Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
In contrast to 2008’s financial crisis, the Coronavirus is expected to be short-lived. In the meantime, the Government must be quick to protect livelihoods.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
Andy Street: Yes to HS2. But it’s only the start of the transport revolution we need north of Watford.
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.