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Heart of Hastings feels the loss

Having helped secure £2m for the Heritage Action Zone project, Heart of Hastings is now involved in implementing the project, as well as playing an active role in the community response to the coronavirus crisis. But it continues to feel the loss of what would have been its flagship project, leading a community effort to build a housing estate full of affordable homes in the Ore Valley. This dream was shattered when the owner of the site, Sea Space, decided last year to sell it to a private developer. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:23 Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Adams Integra Gemselect HBC Heart of Hastings HoH Nick Terdre Ore Valley Sea Space

Ore Valley site to be sold to Gemselect, Heart of Hastings “bitterly disappointed”

Sea Space has decided to sell the Ore Valley site to Gemselect, which is looking at a possible development of 66-75 dwellings. The decision means an end to Heart of Hastings’ dream of a community-based development. Nick Terdre reports.

Archery Ground changes approved

Affordable housing provision in Hastings has taken a knock with the approval by the planning committee of an application to slash the quota on the Archery Ground development. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:01 Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Archery Ground Gemselect Nick Terdre Orbit Homes

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

Viability loophole hits affordable housing

The government has announced measures to tackle Britain’s housing crisis, including ending the abuse of viability assessments by developers to dodge their obligations to build affordable housing. In the first of two articles Nick Terdre looks at how viability assessments have become so problematic, the council’s response and how the town’s supply of affordable housing has suffered.

Posted 21:02 Monday, Mar 26, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: affordable housing Cil Community Infrastructure Levy District Valuer Services Gemselect Green Party H3 Hastings Borough Council HBC Julia Hilton Laing Liberal Democrats Local Plan National Planning Policy Framework Nick Perry Nick Terdre NPPF Orbit Peter Chowney Phil Scott planning committee SPD Station Plaza supplementary planning document Theresa May

HBC to halt premature Archery Ground works

Alerted to the occurrence of unauthorised works on the Archery Ground, Hastings Borough Council has moved to have them halted. Several pre-conditions, including the approval of a construction management plan, have still to be fulfilled by the developer. Nick Terdre reports.

Early 2017 start to Archery Ground construction

Following approval for the changes it requested to the Archery Ground planning permission, developer Gemselect says it expects to be ready to start construction in about six months’ time and have the first houses ready for occupation after another two and a half years. Nick Terdre reports.

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