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Hastings harbour proposal : Electoral impact?

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks with Chris Hurrell, local campaigner and Labour Party member, about the Hastings harbour proposal, his experience of dealing with Hastings Borough Council (HBC), democracy and the recent borough elections.

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

Rocklands: Beyond a boundary

The gonfalon flying outside the Council's offices

Further clampdown on accountability

Whatever happened to openness and transparency at HBC? asks Chris Hurrell of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen campaign. Changes to the Constitution of Hastings Borough Council were approved by full Council without any discussion by councillors in July 2017. These changes have removed the rights of the public to have certain planning applications considered by the Planning Committee.

The Bunker from the west in May.

Rocklands’ new planting scheme draws criticism

Another planting scheme has been submitted by the Rocklands Caravan Park owners to shield the prominent holiday-let home from outside view, but critics maintain it still falls far short of what is required. Permission is also being sought to re-install solar panels. 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 - blot on the Country Park landscape and on the council's reputation (photo: Bernard McGinley).

Much to debate at SEG’s AGM

There will be much to chew over when the Save Ecclesbourne Glen group holds its annual general meeting (AGM) in late February – the owners’ successful appeal against the demolition of the Bunker, the battle to have it effectively screened from the Country Park and the other conditions set by the planning inspector complied with. Nick Terdre reports.

The Rocklands' Bunker - bone of contention in the Country Park but unlikely to be screened anytime soon.

Ombudsman upholds Rocklands complaint

The local government ombudsman has upheld a complaint about Hastings Borough Council’s handling of developments in the Rocklands caravan park, but acknowledges that the council has taken action to improve its procedures. Meanwhile the Save Ecclesbourne Glen group has again resorted to the Information Commissioner to get a proper Rocklands’ site plan from the council. Nick Terdre reports.

Some of the holly sticks planted in 2004 to screen the Bunker from public view (photo: Chris Hurrell).

Bunker screening fails to hide the eyesore

Following their successful Bunker appeal, Rocklands have now submitted a planting scheme to screen the building from public view, a condition imposed by the planning inspector who heard the appeal. Approval or rejection of the proposed scheme will be decided by HBC planning officers who however have declined to take any comments from the public. Chris Hurrell of Save Ecclesbourne Glen (SEG) assesses the scheme.

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