Chris was brought up in Bishop’s Itchington and still lives and works in the parish. A Chartered Accountant working with small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands, he also runs a mixed livestock and arable farm at Pipers Hill. He has been a District Councillor for the last five years. During that time he has been actively involved in:
•Working for residents to improve the delivery of High-Speed Broadband both within the Ward and the rural parts of our District
•Working to ensure that the developments meet the needs of current and future residents and that developments adopt best design and layout standards in line with the District’s Core Strategy;
•Negotiating with the developers of the old Harbury Cement Works to increase the number of affordable homes on that site by 30%;
•Working on the GLH Masterplan to ensure that existing residents get the
best outcome from the developments.
•Ensuring highway improvements are delivered and specifically the Harbury Lane/Fosse Way junction is improved. This summer, the County Council will finally be installing traffic lights to improve this accident blackspot;
•Ensuring that the pedestrian road crossings between Lighthorne Heath and the new settlement are adequate;
•Negotiating with the developers at Temple Herdewycke to deliver a new community hall.
•Challenging the housing associations, providing affordable homes, to prevent any further sell offs of much needed affordable bungalows in villages centres;
•Ensuring housing association tenants get the critical repairs and maintenance •Working with the County Council to introduce measures to reduce speeding traffic and minimise the impact of HS2 on our roads.