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Headaches for planners due to documents missing from West Hill Road case file

The sudden emergence of development activity on a long neglected site at the Bo-Peep end of West Hill Road in July caused an outcry, not only about the razing of what had become a rich wildlife habitat but also about the legality of the proposed development 28 years after planning permission was originally granted. After viewing the case file, Chris Lewcock, chairman of Hastings Urban Design Group, found plenty of questions raising their heads, including whether the planning permission is valid. Nick Terdre reports.

Park Beck - a five-storey building is proposed to replace it (photo: Bernard McGinley).

Assault on Conservation Area 13

Does St Leonards need another planning controversy? It looks like it’s getting one anyway as the council considers plans to knock down Park Beck in Upper Maze Hill – part of the Markwick Terrace Conservation Area – and replace it with a bloated Croydonesque mess. Bernard McGinley walks Burton’s turnpike.

Looking down Archery Ground to the villas of Archery Terrace at the south end.

Early 2017 start to Archery Ground construction

Following approval for the changes it requested to the Archery Ground planning permission, developer Gemselect says it expects to be ready to start construction in about six months’ time and have the first houses ready for occupation after another two and a half years. Nick Terdre reports.

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