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October 28, 2016

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October 25, 2016

An eagle-eyed HIRA member spotted the following Parliamentary exchange on October 24th 2016 re Havant Borough Council's Draft Housing Plan Statement, between Alan Mak MP and Gavin Barwell Minister of State for, amongst other responsibilities, Housing and Planning:


October 24, 2016

If you wish to meet with and question our local MP Alan Mak on any issue, we understand that he will be available to his constituents on Thursday October 27th between 9am-10:30am near the Sky Stand inside the Meridien Centre in Havant.   

October 16, 2016

HIRA highlighted this important Legislative tool at Friday's Public Meeting/AGM and provided A4 handouts for residents to seriously consider commencing such a plan for Hayling Island.  Such a Plan could work to require future Developers to, for example, provide necessa...

October 16, 2016

HIRA provided an A4 handout on this very important application that residents can make for any space currently used by the community and which you want to protect as an 'Asset'.   You can find information about these online or from the Council, which has its own Applic...

October 15, 2016

It is with real sadness that we said 'goodbye' to Nick Jones last night in his capacity as a very active Committee member for HIRA.  His keen sense of humour and constant good sense quite apart from his unstinting willingness to take on some of the less appealing aspec...

October 15, 2016

This was read aloud before Alan Mak spoke last night, so that the over 200 residents would know exactly why every level of Government, and its Agencies, demonstrate real ignorance about Hayling's unique status.

  • In response to HIRA’s request, we learned that there ha...

October 15, 2016

At yet another of our well attended Public Meetings last night, where over 200 Hayling residents put probing questions to our Guest Speaker Alan Mak MP, the audience heard how gravely all tiers of our Government and their Agencies underestimate Hayling's unique geograp...

October 15, 2016

It is always a pleasure to work with fellow enthusiasts on matters that affect every one of us on Hayling Island, and you can be proud of your small Committee that continues to work hard on your behalf. Please note that we save

your money where we can, holding our 4-6 w...

October 8, 2016

We have learned that our Havant BC Planning Team has had to delay its submission to the Borough Council Cabinet from October 26th to November 16th.  If Cabinet approves it, then it goes to full Council on December 7th.  We will post on this website as well as notify ou...

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