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Julia Hilton

Solar panels in Hastings Country Park – ecology or politics?

Hastings Borough Council (HBC), with its majority of Labour councillors, has proposed to put two arrays of solar panels in the Country Park and one at Upper Wilting Farm in Crowhurst. Amber Rudd, Hastings and Rye Conservative MP, has launched a petition against this. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks Julia Hilton, spokesperson for Hastings Green Party, for her thoughts on the ecological and political issues involved.

Objectors hold placards at the Cabinet meeting, saying, "No solar farms in our nature reserve" and "Preserve our reserve."

Council’s solar farms scheme faces Natural England test

Hastings Borough Council’s Cabinet has decided to give priority to consulting Natural England on its plan to locate solar farms in the Country Park – if the agency gives the thumbs down, the plan will not be able to proceed. Objectors attended the meeting in some numbers, just one indication that the plan is proving controversial. The Greens are holding a public meeting this evening, Thursday 10th, to discuss it. Nick Terdre reports.

Up to 40 archeologists have been deployed on this major survey.

First findings from link road digs

Archeological investigations along the route of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road confirm that the area has a rich history of human habitation, East Sussex county archaeologist Casper Johnson said in a recent talk at Hastings museum. However, nothing has been found pertaining to the Battle of Hastings. A temporary exhibition of some of the finds is planned for Bexhill museum in February. Nick Terdre reports.

Medieval ruins at Crowhurst Manor.

Battlesite decision under review

English Heritage is reviewing its decision not to relocate the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to Crowhurst, while also considering two other applications concerning important historical claims for the Upper Wilting site. Nick Terdre reports.

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