John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Environment & Economy Spokesperson

by John Whitehouse on 15 September, 2009

Since June I’ve become Environment & Economy spokesperson for the Liberal Democrat group on the County Council. I still retain an interest in the children’s agenda, but a Stratford colleague Peter Balaam (an ex teacher) has taken on the spokesperson responsibility in this area.

I’m very excited by the challenge of my new role, because it encompasses many of the big issues and challenges facing the council. Not least of these is “Project Transform”, a joint project between the County Council and neighbouring authorities in Coventry and Solihull to build a major new facility to process residual municipal waste, to replace the current Coventry incinerator.

This is a huge project, costing over £1 billion over the lifetime of the proposed facility, and it is vital that the right decisions are taken on financial, technical and environmental grounds.

I have been appointed to a Members Advisory Panel for Project Transform, made up of three elected members from each of the three local authority partners, and our first meeting is next week on 25th September. Watch this space …..

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