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Hayling Island, extracted from the 359 page Draft HBC Plan till 2036 document.

This 30 page document has been produced from the 359 pages of the HBC draft plan till 2036 and are all the significant areas that affect Hayling Island. The council has scattered the issues affecting Hayling throughout the 359 pages of the document, probably hoping that the majority of people will not bother reading all through it. Painstakingly produced for us by Mrs Wendy Coates. READ

Brownfield Updated

Laura Cornborough, Havant Borough Council Senior Planning Policy Officer, Planning Services, has written to HIRA with the following clarification re the public's contribution towards the Brownfield register. Please note that the Infrastructure Advisory Group was told, last year, that the Council does rely on the public to help keep the Brownfield Register up to date. "I can confirm that I'm the Planning Policy contact in regards to the Brownfield Register. Brownfield registers provide up-to-date, publicly available information on brownfield land that is suitable for housing irrespective of its planning status (i.e. whether it has planning permission or not). The inclusion of a site on the

Portsmouth Waterworks!

Portsmouth Water will be carrying out some water mains renewal works on St. Leonard's Avenue, Works No. H3955. The works will begin the 5th February 2018 and in total these are planned to take 10 weeks. Relevant information from Porstmouth Water for anyone concerned is as follows: Throughout the planning stage Portsmouth Water has liaised closely with Hampshire County Council when planning the work. It was identified that two-way traffic lights may be required whilst works take place in the highway to ensure the safety of our operatives and road users, in this event we will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. To minimise disruption to our customers we will be using trenchless meth

HBC's Brownfield Register

Havant Borough Council's Brownfield Register: Government requires Brownfield sites to be identified for development & greenfield sites are not to be included in them (see online: Brownfield land registers for the Government's statements) but windfall are included. Go to HBC's current register spreadsheet & see if they've left out any brownfield sites on Hayling. https://www.havant.gov.uk/evidence-base-studies/strategic-housing-land-availability-assessment HIRA has also been alerted to a notice of intention, posted at Mengham (sic) Lane, to build 45 houses on the field north of Selsmore Rd. between Salterns Lane and Mengham Lane. Residents need to press HBC Councillors and Planning Officers

Hayling Plan:Exhibitions

Havant Borough Council's Consultation on the Draft Borough Local Plan to 2036 runs from Jan. 8th - Feb. 16th throughout the Borough. Hayling's Exhibitions will be: United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane on Friday Jan. 26th 3-7pm; Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Rd. on Wednesday Jan. 31st 3-7pm. For further details re the Plan and its current stage please visit http://www.havant.gov.uk/localplan.

New Year Concerns

In the wake of Hayling’s Petition to retain at least 2 Police Officers for the Island, Chief Inspector 600 for Havant and East Hants District, informed HIRA in December that Hayling will share police with Havant and Emsworth, following a re-structuring in January of Police Neighbourhood Policing Teams. The teams will be led by Police Sergeant Freemantle; and the Havant and Emsworth Neighbourhood Team, to include Police Constable Surridge, will work the same shift pattern as Hayling’s team to provide ‘resilience’ for one another. There will be a neighbourhood support team of 4 PCs, 2 PCSOs who can be appropriately deployed on a daily basis according to current threat, harm and risk. Allo

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