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The draft plan for the harbour development

Hastings Harbour – surprise proposal

Many people in Hastings Old Town and beyond were taken aback by the seemingly undemocratic and sudden way the proposal for a very large Marina on Rock a Nore was recently sprung upon them. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver summarises some of the key aspects of the feasibility study related to this proposal, which was voted for by Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council at a meeting at Aquila House on Monday 11 September 2017.

West Street, Old Town: the council's planning committee has given the go-ahead for new buildings on the site to the left, ignoring the detrimental effect these will have on the privacy and daylight available to the properties across the narrow street, which is just 3.6 metres wide.

Please don’t mention the width of West Street

Do you know where West Street is? It is a narrow road sandwiched between George Street and East Parade in Hastings Old Town, an area where the buildings are mostly listed. Planning decisions should take into account the circumstances of the locale, a reasonable person might suppose. In West Street this has proved not to be the case, to the detriment of local residents, whose attempts to have the situation corrected have been ignored. Richard Price reports.

Alma Villas Photo Richard Price

Highways Department gains £10,000 by supporting application

Local planning applications often seem to be a contentious topic – and the proposal to demolish a bungalow and build ten houses was one that catalysed a vehement response from local residents. Local Government and Planning freelance journalist, Richard Price, reports.

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Picnic protest against the Bunker

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group, which has led public opposition to the unauthorised Bunker built at Rocklands Caravan Park, has registered to make a submission to the hearing of the appeal by the Rocklands owner against the council’s enforcement order to have the building demolished. The latest display of public anger against the Bunker, and the council’s handling of the matter, came at the protest picnic held in Hastings Country Park, which was attended by roving reporter Richard Price.

Clive Vale LWS after clearing (photo: Richard Price).

Why are local wildlife sites in decline?

Hastings does not lack designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWS), but such sites are vulnerable to the machinations of developers. The Clive Vale LWS in the east part of town is a case in point, as Richard Price writes – recently cleared, its fate is shortly to be decided by a planning inspector.

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People are wondering why they can no longer gain access to Warren Glen in the eastern part of Hastings Country Park and are curious to know the circumstances surrounding the sale of Warren Cottage. Richard Price reports.

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