Protecting our precious greenbelt & safeguarding our environment

I might be biased, but I believe Meriden is the most beautiful constituency in the country! Our communities are blessed with awe-inspiring landscapes and precious natural environments deserves protection, alongside measures which improve both water and air quality and prevent flooding. That is why since being elected in 2019, I have been a vocal opponent of rampant development and a champion of the wildlife and ecosystems that inhabit our green spaces.

I have fearlessly confronted developers who seek to encroach upon our cherished green belt land. By standing firm against excessive construction, we have successfully thwarted developments across the constituency, for example the proposed Motorway Service Area in Catherine de Barnes. Whilst I believe the need to build more homes should remain a national priority, we must do so only on brown-field land and ensure we protect our precious green spaces from unscrupulous developers.

I have also staunchly defended the community in Balsall Common and surrounding areas against the relentless actions of HS2 who have time and again ignored the local priorities. HS2 have sadly shown a disregard for families and local communities; through debates in Parliament and frank conversations with HS2, I have, and will continue to, defend our area from increased pollution and disturbance. 

See my latest work on protecting our precious greenbelt and safeguarding our environment below: 


Saqib sponsors NFU and Farm Africa event in Parliament

Saqib Bhatti MP, Member of Parliament for Meriden, sponsored an event in Parliament for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the charity Farm Africa. The event celebrated the partnership between the NFU and Farm Africa as they continue to tackle farming issues across both continents.

Saqib issues call to action to protect the Green Belt

With the announcement of a consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Saqib Bhatti MP has issued a call to action to protect the Green Belt and contribute to the planning consultation.

Planning (Enforcement) Bill Debate

When I became the Member of Parliament for Meriden, three years ago to this day, I did so on the promise to do my utmost to protect our precious green belt.

Saqib leads second Keep Meriden Tidy weekend

Saqib Bhatti, MP for Meriden, led a Keep Meriden Tidy weekend on 25th and 26th June with the help of multiple litter picking and community groups operating in his constituency.

Saqib demands action to tackle fly-tipping

I beg to move,

That this House has considered the matter of tackling fly-tipping and illegal dumping.

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Mark. I am grateful for the time to discuss this important issue.

“And did those feet in ancient time