‘Suburban task force’

Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq raised concerns about the decline of London’s suburbs in a Westminster debate last week.

In her speech she touched on transport, schools, cultural heritage and planning issues that are changing the physical nature of suburbia, and asked  the Minister for Local Growth, Jake Berry for a cross-departmental nation-wide suburbs task force to be set up, which would formulate policies to improve the lot of areas on the periphery of big cities which are often forgotten, as policy initiatives focus on city centre regeneration.

She was met with positive commitments from the minister, who gave her the green light for the creation of a cross-departmental suburban taskforce to address issues faces areas at the edge of our cities.