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Peter Chowney, second from left, at the launch of a new edition of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (photo: HBC).

Peter Chowney responds to council critics

Rocklands, the Country Park, Sea Change projects – Hastings Borough Council’s handling of such planning and development issues spawn regular critical contributions to HOT’s columns and high levels of readership. We invited council leader, Peter Chowney to respond to some of the criticism, which he did in a recent interview with Nick Terdre.

Hastings town hall. Michael Madden thinks today's local council reminds him of Mugsborough times, 100 years plus ago.

Why Hastings is still Mugsborough

Michael Madden is a stalwart supporter of the Labour Party, but not of the ruling Labour group on Hastings Borough Council. In fact he was recently expelled from the local Labour Party. Here he details his serious falling-out with his former party colleagues over the council’s attitude towards planning, and in particular its actions in the Country Park, and compares HBC with the council described in Robert Tressell’s fictional town of Mugsborough, a thinly disguised portrait of Hastings in the Edwardian era.

The Queensway Gateway Road is one of the Sea Change projects which the writers criticise (photo: CHD).

Duo ask hard questions about Sea Change

The reality: three units, followed by receivers.

Jobs – what jobs?

With the planning application for the Queensway Gateway road due to come before Hastings Borough Council shortly, how is SeaChange’s track record on job creation in its business park ventures? Andrea Needham of Combe Haven Defenders takes a close look at the Enviro 21 business park and wonders why so much public money is being wasted.

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