Hayling Island pedestrian, cycle and access improvements

The Hayling Feasibility Study using monies from the land north of Goldring Close development was submitted to Hampshire County Council early in 2017.

It envisaged seven packages of works using the money committed from the development.

  • Improvements to the junction of Church Road/Elm Grove/Tournerbury Lane
  • New puffin crossing in Elm Grove near to Hollow Lane (replacing the zebra crossing)
  • Upgrade to the bus stop in Selsmore Road, westbound near to Ritchie Close
  • Various improvements to footpath 102, Beech Grove to Rails Lane
  • New routes to the north entrance of Mengham Junior School including upgrading the car park in Legion Field and rebuilding the footpath from Hawthorne Grove; and to the north end of footpath 88 leading to Mill Rythe Schools
  • Upgrade east-west route between Church Road and Manor Road via footpath 89
  • Upgrade footpaths through Hayling Park (footpaths 96 and 97) to shared cycle/pedestrian use

Detailed design has been progressing on the various packages and some issues have arisen on many, which has delayed implementation.

However we are pleased to report that work at two sites – junction of Church Road/Elm Grove/Tournerbury Lane and the crossing in Elm Grove – have now been approved by Hampshire County Council and work will start in August 2019 for 7 weeks.

The main contractor is Colas Ltd and updates will be provided by Hampshire County Council.

Meanwhile Cycle Hayling has been awarded funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to construct a section of the east-west route which was identified in the Feasibility study but beyond the scope of ‘Halyards’ development funding.

This upgrades the existing footpath linking Denhill Close and the Hayling Billy Trail. It is expected that this work will be able to proceed in the near future. Details can be found on the Cycle Hayling website.