Whitehall Road flats

15th November 2017

Iain Duncan Smith is supporting local residents who believe a new block of flats at 191 Whitehall Road is higher than stated on the planning application, and that trees have been cut down without consent.

He said: “This development completely overshadows the surrounding residents’ homes and gardens, there are no privacy screenings in place and chatting to the local residents I can see why they are upset with the way this development has progressed.

“I will be writing back to the council to ask for answers, as I do not believe they have addressed the concerns raised to date.”

Planning permission was granted to demolish the house on the site, and replace it with a two-story block containing five flat, but residents believe that the building is three storeys.

In a letter to Mr Duncan Smith, the council states that the building is not three storeys, but a two storey block of flats with livable space in the roof.

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Iain Duncan Smith visits the flats in Whitehall Road

Iain Duncan Smith visits the flats in Whitehall Road


Freedom of Movement post Brexit by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

March 2018


This paper sets out proposals to revise the immigration system and additionally in the annexe it makes the point that more information is required to fully understand the nature of where the costs fall and benefits exist. The information on much, if not all, of this is held by the government.
The central objective should be to ensure control over the movement of people. Using a combination of work permits and a cap we would look to control access to work and rights to settlement. Free movement for EU citizens for other purposes should be preserved.