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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.

Hastings social enterprise funding marks a UK first

The Work People (also known as Hastings Works) is the first social enterprise in the UK to benefit from the newly-created Community Impact Partnership (CIP) fund. Based in Hastings in East Sussex, The Work People will benefit from £107,000 to take its business to the next stage of its development.

Posted 08:26 Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Access Big Lottery Fund Clarion Housing Group Community Impact Partnership Hastings Works L&Q Orbit Peabody Group Penny Hembrow The Foundation for Social Investment The Work People

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

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.

Archery Ground developers get their way

Cabinet ministers and others agree that the Archery Ground in St Leonards-on-Sea is part of a site of national importance. Hastings Borough Council is less impressed, and their relentless indulgence of developers has continued anyway. Following approval by the planning committee of owner Gemselect’s request for changes, Bernard McGinley wonders what happened to good housing and St Leonards.

Posted 11:05 Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Archery Ground Archery Villas Bernard McGinley Burtons' St Leonards Society Chris Hawkins Cllr Patmore Council Constitution Decimus Burton Gemselect Gladedale HBC HS/FA/09/482 HS/FA/13/00590 HS/FA/15/00175 James Burton Marcus Beale NPPF Orbit planning committee Planning inspector R Norman Shaw STAG tenure-blind development
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