The amazing spectacle of the changing tides that you just won’t see anywhere else is enough reason for many people to want to live here. The pull of the ocean attracts kite surfers, paddle boarders, sailors of all disciplines, and let’s not forget the windsurfers and that Peter Chilvers is citing for inventing the 1st sailboard in 1958 on Hayling Island!
The island boasts family-run businesses, golf courses, and restaurants for every budget. While, at times feeling wild and remote, a short car or bus journey will take you into Havant and to the direct railway line into London Waterloo 3 times an hour from one hour and seventeen minutes. The proximity to Portsmouth and Chichester makes Hayling Island the place to live. There are so many reasons that people choose to live, visit, and holiday here. On this island, you really can have your cake and eat it!
Is Barratt Homes building on Hayling Island in 2016? Barratt Homes with their 5 star builder rating (for the past 6 years) and their NHBC 10 year warranty had planning permission approved on the 23rd December 2015 for a mixed development made up of 76 residential 1,2,3, and 4 bed dwellings as well as 1000sqm of ‘light-industrial accommodation’ with associated parking, access, landscaping and surface water drainage. The industrial permission is classed as B1:
This B1 planning permission will bring direct and instant jobs and money to the island.
With so many reasons to live on Hayling and the demand for property not being met by the current housing stock, there is no wonder that Barratt saw the need and are looking to meet it. They are known for building quality housing with all of the warranties behind them. The building process itself will bring money to the island and then the growth in residential numbers will add to this growth. The variety of homes being built will cater for the breadth of house buyers and will bring a new lease of life to the island.
Existing Hayling Island residents will see monetary investment in their island and the positive aspects that this will bring - increased income from council tax should see improvements in local services. Hayling Island is a place people choose to live, not just where they end up; there will be more people in love with our island and it’s beauty!