Thousands sign petition over development fears

ABOUT 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for an end to house building on Hayling Island.

Wednesday, 21st December 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm

It comes as Havant Borough Council is working on its local plan in a bid to meet an 11,000-home shortfall.

Huge opposition was voiced at a full council meeting earlier this month.

Now campaigners opposing any further homes on Hayling say about 5,000 have signed their petition.

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They want an infrastructure review carried out as they fear the A3023, the main road into Hayling, cannot cope.

Hayling West ward member Councillor Andrew Lenaghan said: ‘I fully support a complete infrastructure review.’

He added: ‘I don’t think it’s realistic to put a total block on the development but I don’t think we should progress the sites in the revised local plan until the review is complete.’