A greener and cleaner place to live

We have some beautiful countryside in Faversham and Mid Kent, from the rolling North Downs to the marshes around Faversham.

I will always stand up for Kent’s farmers, and work with all of our local land managers in helping to create an environment where nature can thrive.

I'm also helping to tackle the environmental challenges that matter most to local people – like cracking down on fly-tipping, cleaning up our rivers and waterways, and cutting air pollution.

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Protecting Graveney Marshes

I’m worried that plans for a solar farm will cover Graveney marshes, harming wildlife and changing the landscape beyond recognition. 

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A better future for Platts Heath and Sandway

People in Platts Heath and Sandway have two good reasons to celebrate.

The site of a proposed lorry park is set to become a new woodland instead. This is great news for local residents and nature alike. 

More seasonal workers to support farmers

Farmers this year will be able to recruit more workers on a temporary basis from outside the EU.

I’m pleased the Government will be increasing the pilot Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme to 10,000 workers in 2020 – an increase from 2,500 workers last year.

A better future for nature in Kent

We all want to see nature thrive.

From turtledoves in the orchards around Selling, lapwings at the Graveney Marshes, to songbirds in the Weald – Kent is home to an astonishing range of wildlife and habitats.

New report highlights potential of British fruit

I was delighted to welcome guests to Parliament on 10 September for the launch of a landmark report on the future of British fruit.

The White Paper from British Apples and Pears shows mow much progress has been made already and how much potential there is for this sector.

Seasonal agriculture workers' pilot scheme launched

A pilot scheme to enable non-EU migrant workers to work on British farms has launched today.

I've been arguing for years that fruit farmers need to know they will be able to hire the workers they need, whatever happens with Brexit. This is a step in the right direction.