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Objectors to the Queensway Gateway Road being filmed by the BBC Photo CHDs

Council planners vote for Queensway Gateway

Despite a packed-to-capacity public area downstairs at The White Rock Theatre, the majority of whom sounded and appeared to be in opposition to the Queensway Gateway Road, the council last night voted in favour of the plan. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports. 

Standing up for the trees Photo from Combe Haven Defenders website

Around and about (XIV)

Some updates from the Combe Haven Defenders* on their efforts to protect local green spaces – and some things we can do to support them.

Gabriel Carlyle on the site Photo from CHDs

Court challenge for Queensway Gateway Road

HOT has received a press release from the Combe Haven Defenders about a local resident who is challenging the building of the Queensway Gateway Road in the High Court, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Local resident Gabriel Carlyle states categorically that the project would breach air pollution levels, contribute to climate change and threaten protected species. 

Hollington Valley, shorn of its trees.

QGR tree-felling signals ‘need for real change’

This has not been a good month for the town’s green spaces – following council approval for the Queensway Gateway Road last month, contractors working for SeaChange Sussex have felled trees along a wide swathe through Hollington Valley where the road will run. This is an act of environmental vandalism, says Andrea Needham of Combe Haven Defenders.

The planning committee meeting was accompanied by protests outside the town hall (Photo: CHD).

Objectors dismayed at QGR road go-ahead

The Queensway Gateway Road was approved by Hastings Borough Council last week, despite widespread objections to SeaChange Sussex’s scheme. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

Emily Johns by Erica Smith for Shape and Situate zine

What’s happening at Combe Haven?

The battle for Combe Haven continues, with the latest concern for the Combe Haven Defenders being ‘The Queensway Gateway’ – a plan to build another road, which will link Queensway with the A21. This will be built through virgin woodland. HOT’s Erica Smith rounds up some of the latest Combe Haven stories.

M&S Expanding Empire

Planning puzzlement

HOT writer, Zelly Restorick, is no stranger to the many development and planning projects which reshape the town and the area in which we live. However, acquaintance with the projects has not brought enlightenment about how the system works, rather frustration over the apparent untouchability of planners’ decisions.

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