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New Instruction - Hayling Island Shop to Let

We are delighted to be asked to market 19 Mengham Road, Hayling Island along with Joint Agent Goadsby, who are an established independent firm across Bournemouth, Dorset, Southampton and Hampshire.  This gives our firm great exposure and we hope to be able to help our client, the landlord to find a new tenant to take this great retail space in the heart of Mengham on Hayling Island.

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Nitrates in the Solent affecting Planning Application Approval across Hampshire

Recent press coverage has brought to the public attention that some Councils have put on hold the granting of planning permission for additional dwellings or developments that are tourism-related.  This could mean that mixed-use plan you had for your commercial unit could be put on hold whilst the council and Natural England come to a Nitrate Neutralising Plan.

It is the raising nitrate levels, that are released into the waters of the Solent, that are having a big impact on the public, and private water supplies, as well as marine environment.   The high levels of nitrates has caused the excessive growth of green algae which is having a detrimental impact upon protected habitats as well as migrating bird species that fly over the Solent region.

Natural England’s advice has been taken on board by five councils in this region, which advises that “planning permission should not be granted” unless developments are “nitrate neutral”. 

Havant Borough Council has since been the first council to change their position with an “approved Position Statement” with Natural England to implement a plan of action. 

(https://www.havant.gov.uk/news/havant-first-authority-hampshire-have-plan-nitrogen-neutrality)

This is a promising change in stance and could mean the need to re-assess plans.  It would be crucial to monitor this situation and see how the other councils are able to do the same, nitrate neutrality is essential.

If you have a concern about the potential impact on your commercial property development plans, do speak to either Rebecca or Sau-Wan and we can see how we can be of assistance.