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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.

Photo Chandra Masoliver

Hastings Harbour: Promises, Empty Promises: Fishermen Protest against Tory Policy.

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports on the recent Fishermen’s Protest against Tory policy. She interviews three local fishermen, Paul Joy, Chairman of Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society (HFPS) and Co-Chairman of the New Under Ten’s Association (NUTFA), which protects the rights of under ten metre fishing boats; Paul Stanley, fisherman and boy ashore; and Roland Kelly, owner of RX52, RX53, RX54 and DR169. She also reports on her attempt to interview Amber Rudd on the Harbour Proposal.

Combe Haven Defenders protest planning permission for the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Court challenge to QGR over air pollution fails

Local activist Gabriel Carlyle this week sought to have the planning permission for Sea Change Sussex’s Queensway Gateway road overturned on air pollution grounds, but the High Court refused to accept his case. Nick Terdre reports.

On the route of the proposed Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

New hearing for Queensway Gateway road

Hastings Borough Council’s planning committee will meet at the White Rock Theatre on Tuesday 15 December to consider a revised application from Sea Change Sussex seeking planning permission for the controversial Queensway Gateway road. Opponents, Combe Haven Defenders, say that the road will still cause illegal levels of air pollution and, if approved, could lead to a further legal challenge. Nick Terdre reports.

The noise issue was first raised in The Stinger's July/August edition.

The noise issue: an update

Live music venues across the country are under threat from noise regulations, as some venues in Hastings know only too well. A campaign to persuade the government to amend legislation so that all parties can co-exist in peace is now under way, as Andy Gunton reports in the latest issue of The Stinger. HOT reprints the article with their kind permission.

Clean Air

Get outside for some fresh air?

This morning, I received an email from 38 Degrees, alerting the public to a consultation on Local Air Quality Management, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. This led me to The Healthy Air campaign developed by activist lawyer group, ClientEarth

Still from 'NoVoice No Choice' by Zelly Restorick and Thom Kofoed

HOT’s Erica Smith spoke to Zelly Restorick about a short animation she

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