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Representatives of the five consultants working on the project gave an update on their work to the planning forum.

Bulverhythe planning forum leaves questions unanswered

An update on the council’s proposed housing development on Bulverhythe recreation ground were provided at a pre-application planning forum this week. But although planning permission is expected to be sought in the spring, much about the project remains undecided, and many concerns raised by local residents are yet to be answered. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:54 Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Alan Baxter Ambiental Bulverhythe Chris Lewcock Environmental Agency Hastings Borough Council Kim Forward LUC Maddox Metropolitan Mike Howard Stephanie Wood
Field on the north side of Fairlight Road which is under consideration for the council's solar farms scheme.

Possible sites for council’s solar farms scheme reduced to two

Having eliminated two of the potential sites for its proposed solar farms scheme, Hastings Borough Council is now left with two remaining options, both in Hastings Country Park. While Natural England’s views on the environmental suitability of the two sites are being sought, the Friends of Hastings Country Park have reiterated their opposition to the scheme. Nick Terdre reports.

The lower tier of Bulverhythe recreation ground, where the council plans a large housing development, is regularly subject to flooding.

Planning forum on Bulverhythe housing scheme this Monday

A planning pre-application forum is to be held on Monday 13 January in connection with Hastings Borough Council’s plans for an extensive housing development on the Bulverhythe recreation ground. Bernard McGinley reports.

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Council ‘vision’ threatens White Rock Gardens

Members and officers of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) have a ‘vision’ of disposing of the green spaces that are the glory of St Leonards & Hastings.  Central government meanwhile is proclaiming the merits of garden towns. Bernard McGinley wonders what’s going on, and how much space is at risk.

Posted 09:17 Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Azur Bernard McGinley Continuum convent Country Park HBC housing Option C Oval pier planning Summerfields Undercliff visitor centre White Rock Gardens White Rock Theatre
Protesters with a message at the old Bathing Pool site in West St Leonards.

Message to Council: ‘No luxury housing on bathing pool site’


Posted 12:55 Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley Cllr Andy Batsford Cllr Andy Patmore HBC Nick Perry planning Sally-Ann Hart SOBS Summerfields West Marina
Cafe on the sea front.

Protest over bathing pool site plans called for early Saturday

On Saturday morning, 23 November, the Old Bathing Pool site campaign is holding a demonstration on the site in Seaside Road, West St Leonards. Bernard McGinley, who also took the pictures, reports.

Posted 18:36 Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley HBC luxury housing neighbourhood plan Sally-Ann Hart West Marina
The Ore Valley site where the Broomgrove power station once stood.

Ore Valley site to be sold to Gemselect, Heart of Hastings “bitterly disappointed”

Sea Space has decided to sell the Ore Valley site to Gemselect, which is looking at a possible development of 66-75 dwellings. The decision means an end to Heart of Hastings’ dream of a community-based development. Nick Terdre reports.

"Please use this greenspace respectfully," says the notice. Plans call for 152 dwellings to be built here, although the Local Plan only stipulates 120.

As Council prepares to sign contract, what’s best for the Bathing Pool site?

The future of the Bathing Pool site is in possible peril, but it’s all (mostly) a secret until the lease is signed — some time soon. How high will this development go? Bernard McGinley takes a look around Seaside Road and a much-loved open space.

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