The Pontypridd constituency has some of the most iconic landmarks and area of outstanding countryside within the South Wales Valleys. However, one of Joel’s major concerns is that these are not being properly protected. Having led campaigns against rural overdevelopment, and in favor of the protection of the environment, Joel is keen that local authorities do not ride roughshod over local residents, and that the environment and the local heritage is protected. Affordable housing is an issue that concerns many people, especially those trying to get on the property ladder, therefore Joel is keen to see brownfield development take the priority.