Housing Minister meets local businesses

Businesses met with Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP to discuss government policy and local business issues.

27 businesses from all sectors – including SAAB Seaeye, Low Carbon Construction, Lucketts Travel, and others – had the opportunity to question and chat with the Housing Minister about local planning, developments and wider government policy at a quarterly meeting of the Solent Business Forum. Local Councillors also attended, including leader of Fareham Borough Council Cllr Sean Woodward.

Minister Malthouse gave a talk to the businesses, where he set out the direction of government policy on housing and planning nationally, as well as touching on issues around local developments in Fareham and the South.

The event, which included lunch, took place at Lysses House Hotel and was part of the Solent Business Forum - a group run by me with local businesses which meets quarterly to provide a dialogue between business, politicians, policy-makers and key stakeholders.

It’s a priority for me to ensure local businesses have their voice heard – so I was pleased to facilitate a good discussion with the Housing Minister Kit Malthouse and businesses. Thank you to all who attended the event, and thanks to Tim and Annemarie Geoghegan for working with me to enable such constructive discussion for local businesses through Solent Business Forum.

If you are a local employer or enterprise and would like be part of Solent Business Forum, email me at suella@suellabraverman.co.uk.