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Radio Interview for Hayling

Anthony Walker gave a 5 minute interview on Radio Solent yesterday morning, December 20th, on Julian Clegg's Radio Solent programme. He spoke up for why Hayling should be considered to be unique: not only is Hayling the largest cul de sac in England but with 17,000 plus residents and countless more seasonal visitors yet only one road on/off the Island, it should not take the proposed hundreds more houses until a thorough infrastructure review has been completed. He reminds listeners that this was promised some years ago but never done. He also reminds everyone - and we hope that politicians are listening - that there are at least 600,000 'derelict' buildings around the UK and we all know

Full Council Housing Debate & Vote!

Hayling Island’s 3 Deputees – Anne Skennerton who spoke first, later followed by Anthony Walker then David Parham – spoke strongly against Council’s adoption of the Housing Plan Statement to 2036, requesting instead that it be sent back for a thorough infrastructure review that is long overdue. Five mainland residents and their Associations’ representatives made good arguments against the Borough Council ‘waving a white flag of surrender to developers looking to expand their land banks’, destroying irreplaceable wildlife corridors and urban ‘gaps’ because of Councillors’ ‘knee jerk reaction’ to the planning inspector’s decision on the 2016 Purbrook Appeal. Anthony Walker declared the Save

Full Council Deputation

The following is one of the 3 Deputations made for Hayling Island, and requesting that the Housing Statement to 2036 be referred back for a thorough - and long overdue - infrastructure review. Each of the 8 Deputees speaking for 4 principal sections of the Borough's Housing Statement had no more than 4 minutes in which to make their points, so of necessity, detail and breadth were limited. However I gave to the Press a copy of my Deputation plus the several pages of supporting References which are available should you wish to see them. "What legacy are we leaving our future generations? That decision is in your hands this evening. Do we want to live in ribbon development? To travel in gr

Temporary Reprieve

November 16th’s HBC Cabinet Meeting result gives us only temporary reprieve for Hayling’s UE18 site and land north, west and south of Rook Farm, pending an infrastructure review. Alarmingly it would appear that the Council is confident that this review will support its original Plan. Worse still, Alan Mak MP, continues to distance himself from Hayling residents’ campaign to have the Island’s key environment and ecological features recognized. At his surgery November 18th he informed one of our members that he will not be involved in any way regarding the Local Plan and will not involve himself with the appeal to the Secretary of State either. The only thing he may get involved in is obt

St. Mary's Road Developer

HIRA has just received the following from Gladman Developments regarding residential development land off St. Mary's Road. We have yet to determine if this is the site for 'uncertain potential' but we urge you to read the proposals and consider it against known infrastructure issues on Hayling Island. We have today emailed full details to all our members that includes a pdf detailed brochure but can copy the following for your information: "Gladman Developments will shortly be commencing a public consultation exercise in relation to a proposed residential development at Land off St Mary’s Road, Hayling Island. In this respect I attach a copy of a consultation leaflet that will shortly be

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