Mr Halfon, who has been a Conservative MP for Harlow since 2010, visited the depot near Harlow Mill Station to meet the concrete production team and see the site, which supplies up to 30,000m3 of concrete each year from its state-of-the-art double batch plant.
The successful visit also involved an engaging roundtable discussion between Mr Halfon and key Aggregate Industries’ staff such as Vicky Smith, Area Manager for Asphalt and ReadyMix, on a range of important issues including the National Planning Policy Framework, apprenticeships and the M11 junction 7b development.
Vicky Smith, Area Manager for Asphalt and ReadyMix, said: “We were delighted that Mr Halfon was able to join us at our Harlow site and see first-hand how the concrete we produce supplies many of region’s most high-profile construction projects. Crucial to the success of these projects is having a coherent National Planning Policy Framework, which is one of topics that was discussed with Mr Halfon, who understood the importance of having a comprehensive policy for managing the supply of aggregate locally and nationally.”
Rt Honourable Robert Halfon MP, added: “I’d like to say thank you to Aggregate Industries for inviting me to visit their Harlow site and its incredible facilities, which provide a highly-valuable contribution to the local community and the region’s construction industry. The visit was a great success, with the roundtable providing much food for thought on how the Government’s ambitious reforms to planning policy can be as effective as possible.”