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HUDG design competition aims to tap into local creativity

Hastings Urban Design Group has launched a double design competition intended to tap into the town’s creative forces and encourage design distinctiveness. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:29 Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 In: Home Ground

Cycling/walking route among proposals for Hastings in new active travel funding round

East Sussex County Council is now preparing proposals for the second round of funding under the government’s active travel fund. Grassroots groups in Hastings are proposing a sea front-station walking/cycling route as well as cycle racks in strategic locations. Nick Terdre reports.

Committee revolt gives Christ Church its solar panels

When unstoppable utility meets administrative fixity, something’s got to give. Bernard McGinley, who also took the photos, looks at the Planning Committee’s recent decision to approve the installation of solar panels on the roof of a listed church in Ore against the advice of planners.

Posted 12:25 Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexander Dick Gough Bernard McGinley Christ Church Ore climate change climate emergency Energise Sussex Coast energy Global warming solar panels

Modest active travel measures proposed for Hastings

With a first-round allocation of £479,000 from the transport ministry’s active travel fund, East Sussex County Council is now awaiting approval from the ministry for the measures it has proposed. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:48 Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Claire Dowling Eastbourne ESCC Grant Shapps Hastings Lewes Nick Terdre Rother Wealden

Oversize Bunker cries out for HBC action

Rocklands Caravan Park and controversy seem to be inseparable bedfellows. Can Rocklands ever be a good neighbour to Hastings Country Park? It’s not impossible. But there’s no sign of it yet, as Bernard McGinley (a Friend of the Country Park) finds as he looks into the latest breaches of planning permission, and calls for firm action by the council.

Council’s sustainable incubator units given green light

Hastings Borough Council reports that it has been granted planning permission by the planning committee to build small business incubator units at Churchfield Industrial Estate.

Posted 20:17 Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: HBC incubator units

Active travel groups seize their moment

The coronavirus crisis has opened up a window of opportunity for proponents of active travel – walking and cycling. With government funding on offer to encourage and facilitate active travel, they are sending their ideas to ESCC, the highways authority, and hoping they are taken on board. Nick Terdre reports.

On yer bike, Hastings!

Cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport will be boosted by funding made available to local government. HBC says it is working with ESCC to find the best ways to make use of the money – when it arrives. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:20 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: cycling ESCC Grant Shapps HBC transport walking
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