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Analysing the government’s proposed planning reforms

Two stalwarts of Hastings Urban Design Group, Ken Davis and Chris Lewcock, offer their thoughts on the government’s proposed reform of the planning system, both writing in a personal capacity.

Posted 21:21 Friday, Aug 28, 2020 In: Local Government Tags: Chris Lewcock Ken Davis planning

“Lack of vision” in HBC’s climate change strategy

Hastings Borough Council says it is taking steps to implement its climate change strategy, including establishing an internal board, and calls on residents to play their part. Its actions have drawn scepticism and criticism from some quarters, including the claim that its plan lacks vision and ambition. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:57 Friday, Jul 17, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Chris Lewcock climate HBC Julia Hilton Kim Forward Local Strategic Partnership Maya Evans Nick Terdre Russell Hall

Post-Covid reboot needed to orient town towards climate change objectives?

Now that the council’s climate change strategy is in the public domain, the voices omitted from helping to form it can be heard. Chris Lewcock, former chair of Hastings Urban Design Group, local government town planner and lecturer in the built environment, wonders whether, when we are past the Covid-19 crisis, a Hastings reboot conference open to all could help us put the climate emergency centre-stage. Below, the Green Party’s Julia Hilton calls for concrete goals and localist action.

Posted 15:33 Friday, May 15, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Chris Lewcock climate change HBC Julia Hilton Maya Evans Town Board

Grassroots initiative to identify what West St Leonards community really wants

Prompted by what are widely seen as inappropriate council plans for the old bathing pool site in West Marina, the West St Leonards community is now seeking to organise itself to have a greater say in what happens in its area. These efforts are being headed by the West St Leonards Forum, on whose behalf Bryan Fisher has issued this press release.

Bulverhythe planning forum leaves questions unanswered

An update on the council’s proposed housing development on Bulverhythe recreation ground were provided at a pre-application planning forum this week. But although planning permission is expected to be sought in the spring, much about the project remains undecided, and many concerns raised by local residents are yet to be answered. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:54 Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Baxter Ambiental Bulverhythe Chris Lewcock Environmental Agency Hastings Borough Council Kim Forward LUC Maddox Metropolitan Mike Howard Stephanie Wood

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.

Posted 12:27 Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Archery Ground Chris Lewcock Gemselect Nick Terdre Orbit protective fences Section 106 Sussex Police trees

Threat to Archery Ground affordable housing

The diminished supply of affordable housing in Hastings could take a further hard knock if Gemselect’s request to drastically reduce the number of affordable homes in the Archery Ground redevelopment gets council approval. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:59 Thursday, May 24, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Roberts Archery Ground Chris Hurrell Chris Lewcock Gemselect Kieran O'Leary Nick Terdre Orbit Warren Davies

Hastings Harbour: a local authority development control officer’s views

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks to retired local authority development control officer, Chris Lewcock about his views on ‘democratic’ town planning and the Hastings Harbour Proposal.

Posted 10:39 Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Chandra Masoliver Chris Lewcock Council's Seafront Strategy Foreshore Trust Harbour Proposal Hastings harbour development Hastings Urban Design Group HUDG Liberal Democrats Local Enterprise Partnership Board Rock-a-Nore
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