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Site of the landslip which runs from Rocklands into Ecclesbourne Glen.

FoIs reveal council’s Rocklands appeal costs

The legal costs incurred by the council in its efforts to keep the causes of landslides in Rocklands caravan park under wraps have been revealed through a series of Freedom of Information submissions. In the process, concerns have been raised about the council’s handling of such requests. Nick Terdre reports.

The landslip area looking towards the sea.

Ruling lets HBC keep landslip report secret

Hastings Borough Council’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the Coffey 2 geotechnical report should be put in the public domain has been upheld. The decision leaves questions unanswered, but perhaps more importantly, there appears to be no prospect of remedial action to re-open the closed parts of Ecclesbourne Glen to the public. Nick Terdre reports.

Disturbance of the ground by landslips below Rocklands caravan park.

Judgement delayed in ICO appeal

The tribunal hearing HBC’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruling that it must release a geotechnical report on the landslips in Hastings Country Park has ended, but a decision is not expected until late January. Nick Terdre reports.

Scene of the landslide, which began in Rocklands caravan park - behind the fence - and ran down into the Country Park.

Country Park legal showdown

Several years on,  information on the landslides in Hastings Country Park and Rocklands Caravan Park in 2013/14 is still hard to obtain. Hastings Borough Council is appealing against a formal decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office that it should disclose a geotechnical report. What’s going on? Bernard McGinley reports on the latest legal turns.

Image of hedgerow after clearance and development as previously shown in HOT

Rocklands: Beyond a boundary

Closed footpaths prevent free access to Ecclesbourne Glen from the west. Photo from November 2016.

EU grant prompts hopes for glen reopening

The award of an EU grant for the construction of the new Country Park visitors centre frees funds for use elsewhere in the park. Save Ecclesbourne Glen group would like to see them applied to reopening the parts of the glen closed due to the landslip. Nick Terdre reports.

Site of the landslip which runs from Rocklands into Ecclesbourne Glen.

Council ordered to disclose Rocklands report

Hastings Borough Council has been ordered by the Information Commissioner’s Office to release a document which should throw light on the cause of the landslip that has led to the closure of part of the Country Park. Nick Terdre reports.

The bunker as viewed from the west in November 2016.

Planting scheme moves closer to approval

Hopes that the Rocklands holiday-let building – the so-called Bunker – would be properly screened from view appear to be fading, following acceptance by the council’s tree officer of the revised planting scheme. In the view of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen group, this is, or was, probably the last chance to shield visitors to the Country Park from views of the much disliked building. Nick Terdre reports.

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