East Herts Local Plan

East Herts Council are completing the draft Local Plan for the period to 2033. It will help shape our communities and our environment and involves policies affecting housing, infrastructure, jobs and the quality of our environment.

Stop Bengeo Quarry

Mark Prisk backs the Stop Bengeo Quarry (SBQ) campaign. He met with members of the SBQ, on the 22nd of April concerning plans for a gravel pit to be extracted. A number of constituents have contacted Mr Prisk stating their strong objection to the proposal, arguing that it would have significant adverse effects on the local residents and the local environment, including Bengeo Primary School. Mark Prisk has now written to both Hertfordshire County Council and the Environment Agency to oppose this.

Getting a better deal for commuters

Mark Prisk MP held a Commons debate on the 1st of March with Claire Perry MP, the Railways Minister, relaying the concerns of commuters in East Hertfordshire.During the debate he raised various concerns about the service, in particular regarding:

Better GP services

Mark is working with local GPs and patients’ groups to improve our overstretched GP practices.    

Securing superfast broadband

 Over recent years, Mark Prisk  has been lobbying hard to get the constituency, the funding needed for upgrading to superfast broadband. This includes Bishop's Stortford, Hertford and villages like Much Hadham. In 2014 we got confirmation from the Government that £6.6 million would be provided for the joint bid from Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire County Councils, some £4m is to be spent in Hertfordshire.