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Walk or ride your bike when you can
If you have to go somewhere close consider riding your bike or walking there instead of using your car. It is better on the environment and keeps you fit.

New draft planning regime makes YES the default answer

The government is poised to introduce the biggest changes to planning policy in 60 years. Most of the present policies are heading for the shredder and in its place a new policy in which the default answer wil be YES to development.

The government and development lobby see the new-free-for-all regime as a way […]

Volunteers needed for island wildlife


Published in the Portsmouth News on Friday 12th August 2011


VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with wildlife conservation.

Hayling Island has several protected sites where the volunteer beach wardens will be based. Beach wardens carry out tasks which include monitoring, scrub clearance, path improvements, beach cleans and litter surveys. The tasks are […]

Government new planning policy Puts environment under greater risks

The government has released its new draft National Planning Policy for online consultation. The emphasis is on simplicity and a massive reduction in planning documentation. But will the new policies make it more difficult for local communities to resist inappropriate development and put green fields and habitats at greater risk for the sake of […]