Defending our Countryside

One of the great pleasures of living in our part of Hertfordshire is the countryside we have right on our doorstep. I grew up enjoying the green fields around Radlett and love the space and freedom it provides. It makes our towns and villages distinct and special places to live. We of course need more homes for our children and grandchildren, but this must not be at the expense of what makes our area special.

Nationally, I have championed the maintenance of green belt protections. Locally, I have joined campaigns against inappropriate and unsustainable developments.

I have worked closely with STRIFE to do all I can to resist the construction of the Radlett Rail Freight Terminal that would clog our roads, blight our countryside and put further pressure on the already struggling Thameslink line. I've worked with the Little Heath Action Group to resist plans to dump housing on the outskirts of Potters Bar as well as championing the maintenance and re-planting of precious trees across the Borough. In Bushey I am also continuing to work with all parties to help secure the future of Aldenham Reservoir.

As your MP I will continue my campaigns to protect our precious green open spaces for generations to come.

Read about Oliver's campaign below:

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-uses-parliament-and-lep-meeting-urge-support-alternatives-radlett-rail-freight-terminal

 https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/borough-council-oliver-ready-fight-reservoir-draining-plans

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/local-mps-expose-rail-freight-terminals-lack-transport-workers

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-continues-campaign-oppose-green-belt-building

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-calls-council-consider-alternatives-rail-terminal-light-planning-inspector-concerns

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-pledges-support-shenley-park

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-joins-mitzvah-day-hertsmere

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/radlett-rail-freight-terminal-campaign-update

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-raises-planning-concerns-about-potters-bar-parliament

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-meets-developers-discuss-future-aldenham-reservoir

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-seeks-assurances-radlett-rail-freight-terminal-will-not-effect-thameslink-services

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/mp-opposes-extension-waste-site-potters-bar

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/radlett-rail-freight-terminal-campaign-update

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-visits-aldenham-sailing-club

https://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-vows-continue-fight-against-rail-freight-terminal

http://www.oliverdowden.com/news/mitzvah-day-woodcock-hill

http://www.oliverdowden.com/news/our-green-belt-and-me

http://www.oliverdowden.com/news/oliver-dowden-joins-fight-stop-radlett-freight-terminal

http://www.oliverdowden.com/news/radlett-rail-freight-decision-oliver-dowdens-reaction%E2%80%8F

http://www.oliverdowden.com/news/update-radlett-freight-terminal