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Archery Ground in early August (photo: Nick Terdre).

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.

The Bunker - out of place in the Country Park.

‘Bunker’ appeal listed but postponed

The so-called Bunker dominating the Country Park at Rocklands, is still standing. Will it survive or will it have to be demolished? Last March, Hastings Borough Council rejected retrospective planning application HS/FA/14/01036. Now the matter is going to appeal, to be heard by a planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Bernard McGinley reports.

Observer Building Graffiti

Ways 2 ♥ OB

The revised proposals for the old Observer Building [OB] in Hastings Town Centre were launched recently, reports Bernard McGinley. What happens next?

Planning Documents

Council leader responds to planning concerns

HOT’s Zelly Restorick recently wrote about the planning procedure and the Hastings Development Management Plan – and how filing objections or comments seemed to be a very complicated process for the average person to tackle. As a number of HOT readers commented on the article, she decided to write to the Leader of the Council, Jeremy Birch, to offer him a chance to respond. 

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