HS2 railway link
The controversial scheme is destined to run through the heart of Kingsbury Water Park past Water Orton and Bodymoor Heath – it's a national issue with a real impact locally.
North Warwickshire MP Dan Byles successfully lobbied for a consultation to be held in Polesworth and is actively supporting constituents who have challenging times ahead with seeking compensation.
But what benefits will HS2 bring to North Warwickshire and the surrounding towns and villages?
David Cameron: "Your local MP Dan Byles is working very hard to stand up for local people and to make sure they get a good deal on compensation and make sure all of the information is properly distributed and that he stands up for local communities," said Mr Cameron.
"I think HS2 will bring a big benefit to the West Midlands I think overall it could bring in something like 50,000 jobs, it's not just about cutting journey times, it's about making sure the West Midlands and the north of the country really benefit in the economic recovery.
"It will be good for jobs but obviously we need to make sure we do everything we can in terms of mitigation and compensation, which I know Dan is standing up for very strongly."
The Herald has reported on numerous occasions how local councillors fear new planning guidelines could lead to major applications being built against the autority's will. "The death of localism" is how some Labour councillors have coined the National Planning Policy Framework – which is what rules over North Warwickshire Borough Council until the borough's Local Plan is assessed in the New Year. This gap in between has created a window of opportunity for applicants to appeal through central government any refused applications, using NPPF guidelines.
What benefit will the NPPF bring to the borough?
David Cameron: "We inherited a very complex planning system and we got rid of about 1,000 pages of planning guidelines and replaced it with the National Planning Policy Framework which is about 50 pages – this will give a proper framework and proper protection for the Greenbelt. Greenbelt land is only there to be built on exceptional circumstances.
"So there are a lot of scares and worries put around, obviously councils are able to put in place a Local Plan and as long as though they have realistic plans for some new housing, then their Local Plan will be the most important determinant whether things get built or not and that will be putting power in the hands of local people. So I think the combination of the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Plans will provide a much better system.
"But it's quite important in the meantime that we don't have a complete freeze on development and make sure young people in North Warwickshire are able to get on the housing ladder and own a flat or a home. We have to have some building taking place somewhere."
Mr Cameron visited Ocado, a huge new employer in Birch Coppice this year and has recently been out in China championing quality British produce and craftsmanship.
With unemployment figures falling in the borough, how does the Prime Minister assess the economic recovery in North Warwickshire and the West Midlands' region?
Mr Cameron: "What we're seeing is a private sector-led recovery – during the boom era private sector employment actually went down so the economy in the West Midlands wasn't doing as well as it should.
"Obviously we've had some difficult decisions to make with cuts to public spending. What we're seeing in the West Midlands and in particular North Warwickshire is a very good picture of private sector employment with new businesses starting up. I think I'm right in saying that in North Warwickshire the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance is almost half what it was in 2010.
"We've seen some good years for the automotive sector, Jaguar Land Rover but also companies coming into the West Midlands. I remember opening the new Ocado site in April which altogether will be providing somewhere in the region of 3,000 jobs. It's a good story, what is happening here is the low corporate tax rates, getting rid of the jobs tax, incentivising businesses to come and locate in the UK and the hard work and enterprise of people in the West Midlands is beginning to turn things around."