The government has been criticised for not going ahead with proposals for a town planning job in Nottingham.
Lilian Greenwood, City MP, has spoken out about the decision to axe a £200 million project which would see The Meadows restored and council homes refurbished.
Challenging ministers in Parliament, the Nottingham Post reported her as promoting the regeneration job, which would have improved 1,300 properties in the area of the city.
She said that as well as being good value for money, it is also "socially just".
"This political choice is about people's homes and life chances. It is simply too important to throw away," Ms Greenwood stated.
She added that if steps are not taken to resolve the problems of The Meadows, she did not understand how David Cameron can "ensure how every home will be brought up to a decent standard".
Last month, chairman of the Community Meadows Transformation Working Group Dee Whitworth told the newspaper that the decision was "extremely short-sighted", adding that the developments would have brought "positive changes" to the area.
Posted by Jennifer Masters