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Flooding early this year on the Bulverhythe rec lower tier. The Environment Agency currently rates the flood risk as too high for housing development.

HBC proposes Bulverhythe housing project while United mull Hollington move

While the proposed Combe Valley Sports Village on the Bulverhythe recreation ground has died a death, Hastings Borough Council is pushing ahead with plans for a large housing estate on the site. Meanwhile Hastings United is looking at developing a new football ground in Hollington. Nick Terdre reports.

Handover of Green Party petition on the harbour proposal to mayor Nigel Sinden, right, by Julia Hilton, centre, and Amelia Womack, the Greens' deputy leader.

Lessons from withdrawal of harbour proposal

The harbour proposal in Rock-a-Nore has been withdrawn – but different parties have different versions of how that happened, how Hastings Borough Council handled the proposal and whether it has a robust enough policy to distinguish between future proposals which would be detrimental to the town and those which would benefit it. All these issues came to the surface at the Cabinet meeting last Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Heavy machinery among the trees (photo: Chris Lewcock).

Council halts tree works on Archery Ground

Council officers have intervened on the Archery Ground building site to put a stop to unauthorised work on protected trees. Meanwhile building continues apace though the developer’s application to slash the number of affordable houses has yet to be decided. Nick Terdre reports.

Rock A Nore Photo LB

Hastings Harbour Proposal to be withdrawn

On Friday 21 September, the Green Party announced that the withdrawal of the Harbour Proposal by the Hastings Harbour Quarter Company will be discussed by Hastings Borough Council at the Cabinet Meeting at 6pm on Monday October 1st at Muriel Matters House. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver examines the details of the Council’s decision.

Chris Lewcock, centre, addresses the crowd of some 80 people who turned out for the walkabout of the White Rock and Bohemia areas organised by HUDG (photo: Julia Hilton).

Large turn-out for area action plan walkabouts

Walkabouts of the town centre and White Rock in connection with the council’s Area Action Plan attracted large numbers of interested residents. A further walkabout is planned for this weekend, while the deadline for submitting comments on the plan is this coming Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:34 Friday, Sep 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
A building that has seen many transformations of identity.

Genuinely in awe of Ore

Ore is said to be one of the poorest parts of the country, yet HOT’s Zelly Restorick feels it has much to offer its residents, workers and passing through visitors. With this in mind, she spoke to Mags Pawson, the manager at Ore Community Centre (OCC), whose dedication and generosity have made the centre a thriving hive of activities and events for many years. Long may the OCC ship sail!

Posted 11:37 Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
The Oval - a popular space for games.

Action plan puts Bohemia’s green spaces at risk

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) ask 27 questions on their proposals for Lower Bohemia and the Town Centre, for public response by Monday 24 September. Is this what the Borough needs or wants? asks Bernard McGinley.

Sketch showing the new footpath, shaded green, planned by the amusement park owner - the existing path, not shown, will be absorbed into the park (diagram from Revised Site Plan).

HBC planners back amusement park changes

Council planning officers have recommended acceptance of the application for “extensions and refurbishments” of the sea-front amusement park in the Old Town when it comes before the planning committee next Wednesday. If planning permission is granted, a new footpath will replace the one running between the amusement park and the boating lake. Nick Terdre reports.

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